February 12, 2012
The Virginia baseball team started day two of the Caravelle Resort Classic with a 9-3 win over Coastal Carolina but the Cavs' second game against James Madison was suspended at 4-4 in the ninth due to field conditions, resulting in a tie, leaving the Wahoos' record at 1-1-1 as they head back to Charlottesville.
In the first game, UVa exploded for nine runs during its final four trips to the plate in a 9-3 win against Coastal Carolina.
Jared King and Chris Taylor each hit three-run home runs to rally the Cavaliers and then break the game open. King went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI to lead the Virginia offense. Mike Papi had a pair of hits and reached base four times, while Stephen Bruno also recorded two hits.
Virginia starting pitcher Whit Mayberry worked six strong innings to earn the win. He allowed two earned runs and six hits while striking out four. He did not issue a walk. UVa’s defense was strong
behind the Cavalier pitchers, turning five double plays.
The Cavaliers left nine runners on base through the first six innings
before the offense started firing. With one out Bruno singled and after a walk, King then launched a three-run homer over the left-field wall to
give UVa its first lead of the day.
The Cavaliers opened things up with a five-run eighth inning. After
back-to-back walks, Taylor cranked a three-run blast to left to push the UVa lead to 7-2. King and Colin Harrington added run-scoring singles with two outs in the inning.
The second game against James Madison was orginally scheduled for Sunday but was pushed to Saturday because of oncoming inclement weather. The two teams were tied 4-4 in the ninth inning when field conditions forced an end to the game, resulting in a tie.
Harrington was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored and Bruno also scored a pair of runs. Scott Silverstein got the start on the mound and threw five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out four.
Virginia opens its home schedule Tuesday when it entertains William and Mary.
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