Cavalier Baseball Salvages Series; Wins in Six Innings

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

May 11, 2008

Jeremy Farrell drove in the winning runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, just before the game was suspended, and eventually called, as the Virginia baseball team topped North Carolina, 5-4, in six innings on Sunday. With the victory, the Cavaliers avoid a sweep, and move back above .500 in ACC play at 14-13.

North Carolina struck first in the third, as Kyle Shelton doubled to center, scoring Dustin Ackley, who had doubled during the previous at bat. Virginia responded for three in the fourth, two of which came on a fielding error with the bases loaded, as the Cavaliers led, 3-1, after four.

The fifth saw the Tar Heels inch closer on a sacrifice fly, which pulled to score to 3-2. North Carolina added two more in the top of the sixth, taking the 4-3 lead. The bottom of the inning saw Virginia load the bases for the second time, and Farrell dropped a blooper into right to score two runs. The game was suspended shortly after that, and eventually called.

Virginia improves to 34-17 overall with four games remaining. The Cavaliers host VMI on Tuesday, before welcoming in Georgia Tech for a weekend series to end the regular season.

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