Sean Doolittle went 2-for-4 with one RBI against BC Saturday.
April 15, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - - Freshman right-hander Jacob Thompson won his seventh game and Sean Doolittle finished 2-for-4 with one RBI including his first home run of the season as No. 17 Virginia won its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference game over Boston College, 5-4, Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high 2,119 fans at Davenport Field. Casey Lambert picked up his sixth save of the season for the Cavaliers (30-9, 10-7 ACC), who became the third team in the ACC to win 30 games this season.
"This was such a good game in front of a great crowd today," UVa head baseball coach Brian O'Connor said. "It doesn't matter what Boston College's record is in conference, but that's a good ACC team. They've pushed us the last two games and our guys have answered both times. We need to be ready to play tomorrow, because the series finale is going to be just as tough. Jacob (Thompson) always gives us a chance to win, which is one of the reasons our hitters come through in clutch situations."
Thompson (7-1) struck out six in five innings while allowing one earned run on five hits. Michael Schwimer made his 21st appearance of the season and held the Eagles to one earned run on two hits and had a strikeout. Lambert registered his second save of the week as he struck out three of the five batters he faced in the ninth inning. Tom Hagan added two more RBIs in the series as he finished 1-for-2 at the plate. Patrick Wingfield was 2-for-4 with an RBI for UVa, which matched Boston College with nine hits. Dave Preziosi led the Eagles going 3-for-5 with two RBIs and one run scored. Johnny Ayers and Jared McGuire each added two hits.
Doolittle's lead-off home run over the right field wall gave the Cavaliers a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth. The Eagles drew within, 4-3, in the top of the seventh when Jared McGuire led off with a triple. He crossed home on Dave Preziosi's ground out to the shortstop.
Patrick Wingfield's RBI double to left center scored Brandon Guyer for an insurance run for the Cavaliers in the bottom of the eighth to make it, 5-3. David Preziosi's second RBI of the day brought the Eagles within, 5-4, with two outs in the top of the ninth, but Lambert struck out Shawn McGill to end the game.
Virginia scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to go ahead, 3-2. Brandon Marsh had an infield single. Doolittle doubled down the right field line. Brandon Guyer grounded out scoring Marsh to make it, 2-2. Hagan's single up middle scored Doolittle for UVa's second run of the inning.
Boston College took advantage of a Cavalier error to score the first run of the game in the top of the second. Jett Ruiz doubled and later scored an error putting the Eagles ahead, 1-0. Virginia answered with a run in the bottom of the second on Hagan's sacrifice fly to plate David Adams, who reached on error, tying the game, 1-1.
Virginia wraps up the series with Boston College Sunday at 1 p.m. The game can be heard live on WINA 1070 AM and via the internet at www.virginiasports.com. Tomorrow's game is slated as Little League Day. Any uniformed little leaguer will be allowed to take the field for the National Anthem. Fans can also participate in a post-game Easter egg hunt and autograph session with players. Kids can also run the bases after the game in the Cavalier Sunday Stampede.
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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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