Cavaliers Split Doubleheader Day

March 3, 2012

The Virginia baseball finished their doubleheader day Saturday with a win and a loss. After an afternoon win over Seton Hall 10-4, Virginia fell in the nightcap to Wright State 5-4.

In the first game, senior Jared King broke a 4-4 tie in the third inning with a two-run home run to left center field. The homer gave Virginia a 6-4 lead. They would score six straight runs to win 10-4. Chris Taylor went 3-for-3 in the game, leading an offensive output of 12 Cavalier hits.

Pitcher Branden Kline pitched 6.0 innings, allowing four runs (one earned), five hits and three walks. Kline (2-1) also struck out six and earned his second win of the season.

In game two against Wright State, the Cavaliers led 2-0 after a two RBI single from Mike Papi in the first inning.

The Raiders took the lead in the fifth inning on a three-run blast from Justin Kopale, putting WSU up 3-2. In the bottom of the frame, Virginia evened the score on a sacrifice fly from Papi.

The game would remained tied until the top of the ninth inning when Wright State used a pair of base hits, a walk, and sacrifice to plate two runners. Virginia scored one run in the bottom of the inning but failed to complete the comeback.

UVa will finish the weekend tournament with a 2:30 p.m. game Sunday against Seton Hall. The Pirates will first play Wright State at 11 a.m.

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