June 2, 2007
Tonight's game was sold out with a stadium record attendance of 3212.
This is the first time the Cavaliers and Beavers have ever faced each other.
The Charlottesville Regional is only the third time the reigning national champion has played in Charlottesville and the first time in more than 50 years. Michigan was the first reigning national champion to come to Charlottesville. The Wolverines captured the national title in 1953 and swept the Cavaliers in a two-game set in April 1954. Virginia downed Wake Forest, the 1955 national titlists, 8-4 on April 21, 1956.
In addition to the games mentioned above, the only other time Virginia played the reigning national champions occurred in March 1991 when the Cavaliers went 1-3 in a 4-game series against Georgia in Athens, Ga.
The Cavaliers scored first for the second tournament game in a row. They are now 8-3 all-time in the NCAAs when scoring first.
Sean Doolittle has had a record-setting weekend. His RBI single in the first was the 167th RBI of his career, tops in school history. He came into the game tied with Bill Narleski (1984-87) and Ryan Gilleland (1995-98) for the most in school history. Yesterday he set the Virginia career record for most wins by a pitcher with 22.
Doolittle also walked three times tonight to become the first Cavalier in 35 years to walk so many times in an NCAA Tournament game. Steve Sroba drew three walks in UVa's first-ever tournament game against Richmond in 1972 and Billy Hall did it the next day against Ole Miss.
Tonight's 13-inning contest is the longest NCAA tournament game the Cavaliers have ever played. The only other time they played an extra-inning tournament game was 5-4 10-inning win over Stetson in the 1996 championship.
Casey Lambert pitched 6.2 innings in relief of starter Jacob Thompson. This is the longest relief stint of his career. The pitched 6.0 innings of relief (in a 17-inning game) against College of Charleston last season and went 6.0 innings against Duke on May 26, 2004.
Lambert is the first UVa relief pitcher to win an NCAA Tournament game since Craig Zaikov pitched 7.1 innings of relief as UVa defeated Stetson 5-4 in the 1996 NCAAs.
His 6.2 innings of work is only the third-longest by a UVa relief pitcher in the NCAA Tournament. Mike Judkins went 7.0 innings (6 hits, 0 runs) vs. Ole Miss in the 1972, while Craig Zaikov tossed 7.1 shutout innings, allowing only 2 hits, against Stetson in 1996.
Tonight's game lasted 4:53, by far the longest game for Virginia in the NCAA Championships. The previous long game was a 4:15 contest (just 9 innings however) that saw Miami post an 11-6 win on May 26, 1985.
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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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