The Virginia baseball team nearly added another come-from-behind victory to its resume Wednesday night.
Trailing 9-1 after two innings against Radford, and down by five in the bottom of the 9th, the Cavaliers rallied, before ultimately coming up one run short.
Sophomore outfielder Derek Fisher says, "Down 9-4, we still have a shot, no matter what. Not only when the bases are loaded and nobody out. It's one of those situations you'd rather not be in, but to see us come back and fight like that really shows a lot about our team."
Fisher had two hits in the game, including a two-run home run over the scoreboard in the 6th inning.
"I literally just tried to hit a line drive," says Fisher. "Once I hit it, I knew I got it pretty good."
Fisher is making his way back in the line-up, after missing six games with an ankle injury.
Head coach Brian O'Connor says, "He's showing now that he's healthy, and he'll be back in there, and hopefully adds another jolt to that lineup for us, that we haven't had in the last week and a half or so."
Virginia opens a three-game series at 17th-ranked Georgia Tech Friday.
The 'Hoos will send Brandon Waddell to the mound, who is still undefeated, but has given up eight runs over his last two starts.
O'Connor says, "Brandon hasn't pitched up to his capabilities the last two weekends, but he's a freshman. Typically freshman go through that rough spot at some point. It's just a matter of him continuing to do the things that he does that has allowed him to be successful. He needs to get back to doing that."
Fisher adds, "We're told every day, by our coaches, and some of the older guys, 'You gotta be better on the road. You got to be tough.' Especially against a team like Georgia Tech. A team that can really hit, and a team that can really pitch. We just got to be tough."
First pitch is scheduled for Friday at seven o'clock in Atlanta.
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