WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | Sports

Cavaliers Rally to Beat VCU at The Diamond

Freshman Derek Fisher's two-run homer in the top of the ninth was the difference, as the Virginia baseball team rallied for a 7-5 win over Virginia Commonwealth at The Diamond on Wednesday night.

The Cavaliers were down to their final two outs, before Stephen Bruno tied the game at five with an RBI double that scored Chris Taylor. After a pitching change, Fisher followed with his go-ahead home run.

A night after his 13-game hitting streak ended, Bruno finished 3-4 for Virginia. Fisher finished 1-4, with a team-high three RBI.

Virginia had a 4-2 lead in the sixth, until the Rams used a three-run inning to move in front 5-4. Both teams were scoreless until the Cavaliers' three-run rally in the ninth.

The win was Brian O'Connor's 400th as head coach of the Cavaliers.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 148994735