The No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team completed a three-game series sweep of Georgia Tech with a 3-1 victory Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Davenport Field. Virginia, now 41-9 overall, has won all nine ACC series this year.
Daniel Pinero, Kenny Towns and Brandon Downes each recorded a pair of hits for Virginia and starting pitcher Brandon Waddell tossed seven innings of one-run baseball, giving up five hits and a walk while striking out four. He earned the win and improved to 7-2 on the year.
Virginia used timely two-out hitting to score a pair of runs in the second inning. With two outs and runners on first and second, John La Prise singled to left-center to score Towns, and Downes followed with a single up the middle, bringing in Branden Cogswell.
Georgia Tech shaved a run from the lead in the fifth when Elliott Barzilli swatted a one-out solo home run into the left-field bleachers. It was his second long ball of the year.
The Cavaliers scored an insurance run in the seventh inning against reliever Sam Clay, doing all of their damage with two outs. Derek Fisher beat out an infield single and moved to second when McCarthy walked. Towns then lined a single to right to bring Fisher around to score.
Prior to the game, Virginia recognized its three graduating seniors, Artie Lewicki, Whit Mayberry and Austin Young as well as student manager Taylor Myers.
Virginia concludes its regular-season home schedule at 6 p.m. Tuesday against VCU.
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