'Hoos Cruise to Eighth Straight Win

One by one, the guys in the Virginia baseball lineup seem to be coming around at the plate.

The Cavaliers had 11 hits as a team -- including four from leadoff man Branden Cogswell, and two apiece from Kenny Town and John La Prise -- in Wednesday's 10-0 win over George Washington at Davenport Field.

It was the eighth straight win for UVa, ranked No. 3 in the country again this week by Baseball America. The Cavaliers improved to 25-4 on the season.

Cogswell, Towns, and Matt Thaiss each drove in two runs for UVa, who put up four runs apiece in the second and eighth innings. Mike Papi finished 0-for-1 at the plate, but drew four walks, and scored a pair of runs.

Artie Lewicki returned from an oblique injury to give UVa three shutout innings, with one hit and one strikeout on 25 pitches. David Rosenberger, Austin Young, and Cameron Tekker each threw two shutout innings in relief.

UVa now heads to Pittsburgh, for the program's first-ever three-game ACC series against the Panthers. Pitt (7-5 in the ACC) has won all six of its conference home games, with sweeps of both Duke and Georgia Tech. The Panthers had been 8-0 at home to start the season, before a loss to West Virginia on Tuesday night.


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