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Cavaliers Face Another Tough Road Test In Game Two Against UNC

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Jared King gets a high five from his teammates Jared King gets a high five from his teammates

The 7th-ranked Virginia baseball team knocked around North Carolina like no other team has so far this season, as the 10 runs and 17 hits in the series opener are the most the second-ranked Tar Heels have given up this year.

Catcher Nate Irving says "It's just one game.  That's how we're going to take it.  That's how we're going to take it the rest of the season."

The Cavaliers need to win the next two games to be the top-seed in the ACC tournament, but it won't be easy, as UNC is 33-4 at Boshamer Stadium this season.

Outfielder Mike Papi says, "This is the team you're going to have to beat to win championships. We're going to come out here, give it our best, and see what happens."

Game One starter Brandon Waddell adds, "Week in and week out, we're playing good teams.  So it's really good competition.  It's a good feeling to know you're going out there and playing the best."

Thursday night's offensive outburst was just the second time in the last fifteen meetings a team has scored more than six runs in this series,  and head coach Brian O'Connor says he expects pitching to play a key role Friday night.

"They've got another great pitcher going for them (RHP Benton Moss)," says O'Connor.  "Scott Silverstein's been really good for us this year.  I look for us to come back and compete and fight again, and hopefully we're in position to win the ballgame again."

First pitch Friday night is scheduled for seven o'clock in Chapel Hill.

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