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Cavaliers Fall 11-6 In Game One Of Super Regional

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UVA head coach Brian O'Connor UVA head coach Brian O'Connor

The Virginia baseball team lost 11-6 in Game One of its Super Regional against Mississippi State Saturday at Davenport Field.

UVa surrendered a season-high twenty hits in the loss to the Bulldogs.

Cavaliers head coach Brian O'Connor says, "They certainly took advantage of their opportunities.  To come into this ballpark and get twenty hits is pretty impressive.  I don't know that anyone has done that in quite some time."

Virginia committed four errors in the game, and six of MSU's eleven runs were unearned.

Starting pitcher Brandon Waddell says, "The difference between an earned run and an unearned run in the stat book really doesn't matter, because they're all going to go on the scoreboard at the end of the game."

Mississippi State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, but the Wahoos answered with three in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the 3rd inning and three in the 4th to go back in front, and held UVa at bay by turning four double plays in the game.

"We just lacked that clutch hit today," says sophomore shortstop Nick Howard.  "We had a good approach.  We just couldn't get it done."

Howard went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Virginia.

Adam Frazier was 6-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored from the leadoff position to spark the Bulldogs.

UVa and MSU will play Game Two of the best-of-three series Sunday at 7pm at Davenport Field.

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