Feb. 27, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia baseball team defeated the Seton Hall Pirates by the score of 3-2 in the first contest of a three-game, non-conference series at Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium. With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Cavaliers' Scott Headd drove in the game-winning run when his RBI-double to right-center field scored Tom Hagan from second base for the game-winning score.
After three innings of scoreless baseball, Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when Matt Street led off the side with a double down the left field line before he scored a run two batters later on a RBI ground-out by Ryan Zimmerman. Seton Hall came back and tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning when Joey Scott doubled to left field and scored a run in SHU's next at-bat on a RBI-double down the left field line by Santiago Chi.
The Cavaliers came back and took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Street reached base again after singling through the left side and then advanced all the way to third base after he stole second base and advanced to third base on a throwing error by the Pirates' catcher Chris Fulda. Street later scored a run from third base on a wild pitch to give UVa a one-run lead.
However, Seton Hall tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the seventh inning when Anthony Seratelli doubled down the left field line to lead off the inning and scored a run himself three batters later on a RBI-single through the left side by Tim Pahuta to knot the game a two apiece.
But with the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hagan hit a one out single up the middle before stealing second base and then scored the game-winning run on Headd's RBI-double to give Virginia a 3-2 victory.
The Cavaliers' Casey Lambert (1-0) pitched 3.0 innings and recorded his first collegiate victory on the mound. He allowed one run on three hits and struck out three batters. UVa starting pitcher Andrew Dobies went 6.0 innings and allowed just one run on eight hits with a game-high nine strikeouts in a no-decision. SHU starting pitcher Tim Sabo went 6.0 innings in a no-decision after allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts. The Pirates' Buddy Hausmann (0-1) took the loss after tossing 0.2 of an inning and allowed the game-winning run to score.
With the victory, Virginia's record improves to 7-1 overall. The loss drops Seton Hall's record to 0-4 on the season. UVa has now won five consecutive games over SHU dating back to the 2002 season.
The Cavaliers will return to home action on Saturday, February 28th when Virginia and Seton Hall play the second contest of the three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 PM at Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium.
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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.
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