CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Elon used a five-run, two-out rally in the top of sixth inning to highlight a 10-7 win over UNCW on Friday (May 31) in game two of the 2013 NCAA Charlottesville Regional before 3,243 fans at Davenport Field.
Elon (33-28) meets Virginia (48-10) on Sat., June 1 at 6 p.m., while UNCW (37-22) meets Army (29-22) tomorrow at 1 p.m. in an elimination contest.
Antonio Alvarez led the Elon 10-hit attack by going 2-for-3, including a three-run double in the five-run sixth. Alvarez drove in four runs and scored three times in the win. Wil Leathers added a pinch-hit two-run home run and Chris Bresnahan added two hits and a pair of RBI.
Andrew MacDonald (5-1) earned the win in relief of starter Kyle Webb. MacDonald pitched 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits with two walks and one strikeout. Webb was tagged for seven runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings of work. He struck out five and walked one.
UNCW's Terrence Connelly went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI and Corey Dick went 3-for-5. Luke Dunlop and Andy Austin added two hits each.
Mat Batts (9-4) took the loss for UNCW, allowing eight runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and one walk in six innings. Batts allowed two runs in the second inning, then retired 12 consecutive batters before giving up five runs in the sixth inning.
Elon plated two runs in the top of the second. Alex Swim led off with a triple to left-center field and scored on a double by Alvarez, who was sacrificed to third before scoring on an RBI groundout by Danny Lynch.
Ryan LaGrange and Dick opened the bottom of the second for the Seahawks with back-to-back singles and scored on a two-run double by Austin. After a two-out walk by Michael Bass, Connolly drove home Austin with a single to left.
UNCW increased its lead to 5-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Connelly was hit by a pitch and moved to third on a single to right by Dunlop. Connelly scored on a throwing error by Webb and Dick drove in Dunlop with a ground-rule double to left center.
Elon claimed a 7-5 lead after scoring five runs after two outs in the top of the sixth. Alvarez's three-run double was immediately followed by Leathers' pinch-hit, two-run home run over the leftfield wall.
UNCW tied the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the sixth. Bass reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and scored on a single by Connelly. Dunlop followed with a single, ending the day for Webb. Tyler Molinaro greeted MacDonald with a bloop single to left, plating Connelly.
In the seventh, Elon claimed an 8-7 advantage on an unearned run off reliever Justin Livengood and the Phoenix tacked on two more runs on a single by Bresnahan in the eighth.
UNCW put two runners on in the bottom of the ninth, but MacDonald retired Drew Farber on a fielder's choice to end the game.
Lynch Shines Again in His Season FinaleBaseball5/23/18In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior left-hander Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday against Florida State in the ACC tournament.UVA Pioneer Ready for Next ChapterFootball5/21/18Kent Merritt, who's retiring next month from his position in the history department, was among the first African-American football players at Virginia.Shared Vision Unites Mendenhall and WilliamsGeneral Release5/17/18Virginia's new athletics director, Carla Williams, has formed a strong working relationship with head football coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Lynch Shines Again in His Season Finale
Baseball | 5/23/2018
In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday...
Virginia Falls to No. 9 Florida State in Extra Innings
Baseball | 5/22/2018
No. 9 Florida State prevailed, 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off single at the...
Virginia Begins ACC Tournament Play Tuesday
Baseball | 5/21/2018
No. 10 seed Virginia will begin its play in the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship on Tuesday
Four Cavaliers Earn All-ACC Accolades
Baseball | 5/21/2018
Second baseman Andy Weber earned First Team All-ACC honors for the first time in his career.
Dates, Times Announced For ACC Baseball Championship
Baseball | 5/20/2018
Virginia will begin play in the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship on Tuesday (May 22).
Wake Forest Outlasts Virginia in Regular Season Finale
Baseball | 5/19/2018
Wake Forest scored runs in all but one turn at the plate in a 18-12 victory over Virginia.
Virginia Evens Series at Wake Forest
Baseball | 05/18/2018
Virginia scored a season-high 15 runs, including nine in the ninth to even the series at Wake...
Former Cavalier Seeks to Return to the Field, as a Coach
Baseball | 05/18/2018
A former Cavalier and pro baseball player, Branden Cogswell is set to complete his undergraduate ...
- Online Stores