The UVa baseball team, which is ranked as high as #1 nationally in the USA Today Coaches Poll this week, scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie and went on to beat Old Dominion 7-1.
Virginia wins its seventh straight game to improve to 24-4. Virginia freshman pitcher Alex Bettinger pitched a career high six innings allowing just three hits and two walks.
John La Prise and Brandon Cogswell each had three hits for the Cavaliers. Virginia scored all seven of its runs in the 6th inning with two outs. It was UVa freshman Daniel Pinero who got the first big 2-RBI single to get the 'Hoos on the scoreboard.
Pinero said, "I just wanted to put the ball on the middle of the field, get that run in, give us a 1-nothing lead. It was a fast ball outer half, I just stayed back and drove it up the middle."
UVa coach Brian O'Connor said, "I thought the first five innings we hit a lot of balls hard, we had lots of opportunities, we just didn't get the big hit with 2-outs and that's going to happen, but certainly we capitalized in that sixth inning and that was enough."
Virginia plays host to George Washington Wednesday at 5pm.