April 29, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Jacob Thompson won his ninth game of the season and Brandon Guyer finished a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI as No. 13 Virginia shut out Maryland, 8-0, for the second straight day in their Atlantic Coast Conference series at Shipley Field Saturday evening. Sean Doolittle drove in three runs going 3-for-4 with a run for the Cavaliers (37-10, 15-8 ACC) who out-hit Maryland, 15-7. It was Virginia's ninth shutout of the season and believed to be the first time in school history that the Cavaliers had back-to-back shutouts in ACC play.
"Before this series began, we never thought we would come away with two shutouts," UVa head baseball coach Brian O'Connor said. "Maryland has seven wins over ranked teams in this conference. Our guys have responded to the challenge. Jacob (Thompson) has so much composure for a freshman. He's pitched so well for us this season. Our hitters are always comfortable when he pitches. We showed just that with another productive offensive outing."
Thompson (9-1) threw seven innings in his 12th start of the season. He struck out six Terrapins, while limiting Maryland to five hits. Pat McAnaney tossed the final two innings picking up two strikeouts. Cavalier pitchers have now combined for 21 scoreless innings going back to Wednesday's game against Richmond. Greg Miclat went 3-for-4 with a run scored and David Adams was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Ben Pfinsgraff (2-6) suffered the loss for Maryland (20-27, 7-19 ACC) as he allowed six runs, four earned, on 10 hits in 6.2 innings. He struck out six Cavaliers.
Adams reached on an error and later scored on a throwing error by Maryland third baseman Mike Murphy after a Guyer infield single to extend it, 8-0.
Five hits led to five runs for Virginia in the top of the seventh as the Cavaliers broke open a two-run game. Beau Seabury was hit by pitch and moved to second on Miclat's RBI single. After a passed ball allowed the runners to move up, Marsh's infield single put Virginia ahead, 3-0. Doolittle's two-run double to the right center field gap extended it, 5-0. Adam's double down the right field line scored Doolittle for a 6-0 UVa lead. Guyer's RBI single through the left side would it make it, 7-0, for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers broke a scoreless game in the top of the sixth. Henry singled and stole second. Marsh then hit a line drive to center field that was misplayed by the center fielder. Henry scored on the three-base error putting the Hoos ahead, 1-0. Doolittle laced a single into left center to score Marsh to make it, 2-0.
Chad Durakis led the Terrapins at the plate finishing 2-for-4.
The Cavaliers and Terrapins wrap up their three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m. Senior lefty Mike Ballard will start for the Cavaliers, who look to sweep their third ACC series.
Road Tests Await 'HoosMen's Basketball1/22/17No. 16 UVA, which beat Georgia Tech at JPJ on Saturday, is on the road Tuesday against No. 15 Notre Dame and next Sunday against No. 1 Villanova.Perseverance Paying Off for SchanyWrestling1/21/17Redshirt sophomore Will Schany is the starting 184-pounder for No. 25 Virginia, which meets No. 6 Virginia Tech at 4 p.m. Sunday in Blacksburg.Selflessness Marks Cavaliers' Latest WinMen's Basketball1/19/17In its latest road victory, a 71-54 conquest of Boston College, No. 16 Virginia recorded assists on 22 of its 27 field goals Wednesday night.
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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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