UVa Baseball Outlasts JMU

March 6, 2012

The Virginia baseball team overcame an early 6-3 deficit by scoring 11 straight runs to defeat James Madison 14-6 Tuesday night. The Cavaliers combined for 17 hits and improve to 7-4-1 with the win.

Senior Jared King and freshman Mike Papi each tallied three hits in the win. Brandon Downes added a pair of hits and four RBI to help lead the way.

Virginia reliever Austin Young came out of the bullpen to earn the victory, pitching three shutout innings. He struck out four of nine batters faced and did not allow a hit.

UVa jumped out to an early 2-0 in the first inning and increased their edge to 3-0 in the third inning. The Dukes responded in the fourth with a two-out rally that produced six runs.

The Cavaliers cut the deficit to one run in the fifth inning and went on to score 11 unanswered runs to end the game. UVa batted around in the sixth and seventh innings.

Virginia opens ACC play this weekend when they host Virginia Tech in a three-game series. The Cavaliers and Hokies will play at 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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