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Georgia Tech Rallies, Snaps UVa's Winning Streak

Georgia Tech rallied for two runs in the ninth against Virginia closer Justin Thompson, then got a solo homer from Zane Evans in the 10th to beat the Cavaliers 6-5 on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets avoided a three-game weekend sweep at Davenport Field, and snapped the Cavaliers' winning streak at 10 straight games.

Virginia was three outs away from extending that winning streak when Thompson entered the game with a 4-2 lead to start the ninth. But Evans led off the inning with a single, then advanced to second on a Mott Hyde base-hit. After a sacrifice bunt advanced both runners to scoring position, Evans scored on a Daniel Spingola single just past a diving Keith Werman at second base.

Thompson struck out pinch hitter Paul Kronenfeld, but Kyle Wren followed with a ground ball up the middle. Virginia shortstop Chris Taylor knocked it down, but Wren beat the throw to first, allowing Hyde to score the tying run.

Evans homered off Thompson with two outs in the 10th to give Georgia Tech its only lead of the game. The Cavaliers had two on with one out in the bottom of the inning, but Evans came on in relief to strike out Derek Fisher and get Jared King to fly out to end the ballgame.

Thompson was trying to save the game for starter Artie Lewicki, who gave up four hits and two runs in seven innings.


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