May 25, 2006
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - - Brandon Marsh had a career day going 5-for-5 with three RBIs, but No. 7 seed NC State held on to defeat No. 3 seed Virginia, 4-3, in game 7 of the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Thursday evening at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The game was halted for two hours and 25 minutes due to inclement weather.
"I was happy with the way our guys stepped up and battled on the mound and at the plate," UVa head baseball coach Brian O'Connor said. "NC State is such a good offensive team and our pitchers held them to only four runs. It was a tough loss, but this team has done such a good job of bouncing back after tough losses, which we'll do tomorrow."
Jacob Thompson (10-3) took the loss for Virginia. He allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits in seven innings before Pat McAnaney pitched the final inning. Greg Miclat went 2-for-4 for the Cavs, who out-hit the Wolfpack, 11-7. Brian Aragon went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Eryk McConnell (7-6) won his seventh game as he held UVa to two runs on nine hits. Sam Walls earned his seventh save.
The Cavaliers came within 4-3 in the top of the ninth. Mike Mitchell walked to lead off the inning and stole second. After he moved to third on a ground out, Marsh delivered his fifth hit up the middle to score Mitchell getting the Cavaliers within one run.
After the rain and lightning delay, the Cavaliers resumed played in the top of the eighth with two outs and David Adams on first. Tom Hagan drew a walk and Patrick Wingfield walked to load the bases. Tim Henry laced a ball up the middle that was fielded and Wingfield was called out at second on a close play.
The Wolfpack capitalized on a Virginia error to score three runs in the bottom of the fifth. After Jonathan Diaz singled and Matt Camp walked, Ramon Corona reached on an error while trying to bunt which allowed Diaz to score tying the game, 2-2. Jon Still singled down the left field line allowing two more runs to score to make it, 4-2.
Marsh's second home run of the season gave Virginia a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth.
Marsh's RBI single in the top of the third scored Mike Mitchell, who led off the inning with a walk to give Virginia a 1-0 lead. NC State tied the game in the bottom of the fourth when Matt Mangini singled down the right field line scoring Brian Aragon to make it, 1-1.
Virginia will play Florida State at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon in an elimination game. Senior lefty Mike Ballard will start for the Cavaliers.
Conte's Impact Continues to GrowFootball9/28/16In his second year as a Virginia starter, graduate student Nicholas Conte (44.2-yard average) ranks among the nation's top punters.Spirit of '76 Unites Basketball FamilyMen's Basketball9/27/16At the Virginia men's basketball reunion, the spotlight was on the 1975-76 team and the legacy of former head coach Terry Holland.'Hoos Savor Long-Awaited BreakthroughFootball9/25/16The 'Hoos picked up their first victory of the season -- also their first under head coach Bronco Mendenhall -- Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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.
Virginia Announces 2016 Fall Baseball Schedule
Baseball | 9/15/2016
UVA's fall schedule consists of an exhibition game at Liberty on Oct. 1, as well as the team's ...
Virginia to Play Fall Exhibition Oct. 1 at Liberty
Baseball | 8/30/2016
UVA will play a fall exhibition game at Liberty on Oct. 1 at the Liberty Baseball Stadium in...
Summer Virginia Baseball Update
Baseball | 7/19/2016
Seven Cavaliers earned all-star honors, accounting for half of the 14 UVA players who are...
Summer Virginia Baseball Update
Baseball | 7/6/2016
Get a mid-summer update on current Cavaliers in summer baseball leagues as well as former UVA...
Cavaliers Competing in Summer Baseball Leagues
Baseball | 6/16/2016
Members of the Virginia baseball team have fanned out from coast to coast to compete in summer...
Pinero Selected by Tigers in Ninth Round of MLB Draft
Baseball | 6/10/2016
Pinero was drafted for the third time. He was a 20th-round pick coming out of high school in 2013...
Thaiss, Jones Selected on Day One of MLB Draft
Baseball | 06/10/2016
Thaiss was a first-round selection, going No. 16 overall to the Angels. Jones was a second-round ...
Trio Named All-Americans by Baseball America
Baseball | 06/07/2016
Connor Jones and Matt Thaiss were second-team honorees, while Adam Haseley was a third-team pick.
- Online Stores