#1 Cavaliers Can't Complete Sweep; Fall 4-2 Against UNC
Derek Fisher played in a game for the first time since March 9th
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
The #1 Virginia baseball team was unable to complete the sweep against North Carolina, as the Cavaliers lost 4-2 in the series finale at Davenport Field Sunday in front of 4,681 fans.
The Wahoos broke the program attendance record for a three-game series they set last week against Clemson, as 14,282 fans watched the series against the Tar Heels.
UVa jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Branden Cogswell RBI single in the 2nd inning of Game 3, but UNC tied the game in the top of the 3rd, and went in front on a two-run Michael Russell home run in the 5th.
Brandon Waddell went 6.1 innings for Virginia, giving up eight hits and three earned runs.
Head coach Brian O'Connor says, "I thought offensively they did a really good job against Brandon Waddell, I was glad to see him hang in there and pitch us into the 7th inning. He kept us in the ball game, unfortunately we couldn't do enough. We had our opportunities early in the ball game against their starter, even in the first inning and couldn't capitalize."
Outfielder Derek Fisher went 0-for-4 in his first game since breaking the hamate bone in his right wrist in the series at Duke on March 9th.
Fisher says, "We know we're talented, we are talented. We just need to have confidence in ourselves. Thank goodness we have the best pitching staff in the entire country, and soon enough you're going to see we have the best offense in the country."
UVa returns to action Tuesday at VCU, with the first pitch scheduled for 7 PM.
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