'Hoos Beat Terps 7-3; Force Deciding Game 3 Monday at 7pm
The UVa baseball team racked up 17 hits in beating Maryland 7-3 in dominating fashion Sunday in game two of the Charlottesville Super Regional. The 17 hits were one shy of a Virginia record for an NCAA Tournament game.
Mike Papi, Daniel Pinero, and Kenny Towns all had three hits in the 7-3 win Sunday. Branden Cogswell, Derek Fisher and Brandon Downes each had 2 hits. No Virginia player had more than one RBI.
Virginia starting pitcher Brandon Waddell pitched 5.2 innings, giving up seven hits and one earned run in earning the win. Artie Lewicki relieved Waddell and earned his first career save. Lewicki pitched 3.1 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out one.
UVa coach Brian O'Connor says, "I really really believe that you know that they were going to come out today and be successful and come out on top. And that was because I know what these guys are made of. And I know the talent that they have. And so...you gotta come beat us because I think what we're bringing to the table is pretty good.
UVa's Mike Papi says, "Being experienced players we... we know that there's a lot on the line and this could possibly be the last game, so we were gonna leave it all on the field."
UVa's Artie Lewicki says, "I mean its been a while. I mean bullpen adrenaline is different than starting adrenaline for sure. And you guys all saw that but I came out a little bit but it felt good. I mean I was uhhh...I felt like I was able to calm down and pace myself the rest of the innings there."
O'Connor adds, "I really wasn't worried about tomorrow. I know its about winning the series but you know tomorrow we have an opportunity to show what a complete pitching staff we have."
The teams will play a series-deciding game 3 on Monday at 7pm with the winner advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Right handed pitcher Josh Sborz will get the start on the mound. He has a record of 4-4 with a 3.33 ERA and has been a part of Virginia's weekend rotation all season.
The winner of the Maryland-Virginia game Monday will play its first game in the College World Series in Omaha on Sunday at 7PM.
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