'Hoos Get Timely Hits, 10th Straight Win

The Virginia baseball team made the most of its six hits on Saturday afternoon, turning them into four runs and a 10th straight win by beating Georgia Tech 4-2.

The win gives the Cavaliers a third straight ACC series win. They'll go for a sweep on Senior Day at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Chris Taylor led off the first with a base hit for the Cavaliers, then scored on a Stephen Bruno sacrifice fly to give Virginia an early 1-0 lead.

That lead stuck until the fourth, when Georgia Tech's Zane Evans hit a two-run homer to briefly give the Yellow Jackets the lead. But Derek Fisher led off the bottom of the inning with a single, then scored from first base on a Kenny Towns double to deep left to tie the game 2-2.

The Cavaliers moved back in front with two more runs in the fifth inning. Keith Werman led off the inning with a walk, then scored on a Taylor double to left. Two batters later, Taylor scored on an RBI single by Bruno.

The Virginia bullpen pitched five shutout innings in relief of starter Scott Silverstein. Shane Halley got the win after striking out two in a scoreless fifth.

The Yellow Jackets had some run-scoring opportunities late in the game. They had runners on the corners in the eighth, but Kyle Crockett got an inning-ending fly-out to right. Virginia closer Justin Thompson walked the bases loaded in the ninth before getting a game-ending ground-out , and his 10th save of the season.


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