Brandon Waddell allowed two runs in his eighth win of the season.
June 1, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia baseball team advanced to the Super Regional for the fifth time in the last six seasons after defeating Arkansas 9-2 on Sunday (June 1) at the 2014 NCAA Tournament's Charlottesville Regional at Davenport Field.
Virginia (47-13) will host Maryland (39-21) in a three-game Super Regional next weekend in Charlottesville. The game dates and times for the series will be announced on Monday at approximately 11 p.m. after the completion of all regional competitions.
The Cavaliers rode the starting pitching of sophomore left-hander Brandon Waddell(Houston, Texas) and scored six runs in the third inning and added three more in the ninth to eliminate the Razorbacks (40-24).
Waddell (8-3) earned the victory, working 6.2 innings and allowing two earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. Senior right-hander Whit Mayberry(Alexandria, Va.) worked 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and striking out three.
Zach Jackson (2-3) took the loss for Arkansas, working just 2.2 innings, allowing six runs, four of which were earned, striking out three and walking two.
The Virginia offensive attack was led by sophomore third baseman John La Prise (Exton, Pa.), who went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Junior left fielder Derek Fisher(Rexmont, Pa.) had a pair of two-run singles and finished 2-for-4 with four RBI.
In the top of the third inning, Virginia loaded the bases with one out. Jackson induced a pop out in foul territory, but walked junior first baseman Mike Papi (Tunkhannock, Pa.) on a 3-2 pitch to drive in the first run of the game. Sophomore right fielder Joe McCarthy(Scranton, Pa.) followed with a hot shot off third baseman Clark Eagan, driving in Virginia's second run. Fisher then delivered his first two-run single through the left side. An Arkansas error loaded the bases again and La Prise singled up the middle, plating a pair to give UVa a 6-0 lead.
Arkansas got on the board in the bottom of the seventh when Krisjon Wilkerson hit a two-run homer to left field off Waddell. Jake Wise followed with a double to left, ending Waddell's night. Mayberry retired Michael Bernal on a pop out to second to end the Razorback rally.
Virginia added three insurance runs in the ninth, highlighted by Fisher's two-run single up the middle.
Notes: Virginia allowed just three runs in the NCAA Regional. The Cavaliers join Florida State as the lone schools to reach an NCAA Super Regional in five of the last six years. UVa now owns five regional championships (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), winning four of those in Charlottesville. Virginia will be looking for its third trip to the College World Series, last advancing to Omaha in 2011. Maryland, a two-seed, advanced to its first-ever Super Regional with a 10-1 upset at top-seeded South Carolina.2014 NCAA CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL
C - Jon Mayer, Bucknell
1B - Mike Papi, Virginia
2B - Brian Anderson, Arkansas
SS - Michael Bernal, Arkansas
3B - John La Prise, Virginia
OF - Brandon Downes, Virginia
OF - Ashton Perritt, Liberty
OF - Derek Fisher, Virginia
P - Nathan Kirby, Virginia
P - Artie Lewicki, Virginia
DH - Kenny Towns, Virginia
MOP - Nathan Kirby, Virginia
Margin of Error Gone for CavaliersMen's Lacrosse4/29/16To become eligible for an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-1) on Saturday night.UVA Spring Football NotebookFootball4/27/16With spring practice over, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his assistants have turned their focus to recruiting.Cavaliers Push On With Heavy HeartsBaseball4/25/16No. 21 Virginia, coming off an emotionally draining weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., meets ODU at noon Tuesday in Norfolk at Harbor Park.
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.
No. 13 Virginia Defeats Liberty for Sixth Straight Win, 7-3
Baseball | 5/3/2016
Virginia scored its sixth straight win and completed its eight-game road trip – the program...
No. 13 Virginia Travels to Liberty Tuesday
Baseball | 5/2/2016
Connor Jones Named ACC Pitcher of the Week
Baseball | 5/2/2016
It marks Jones' second such honor in the last four weeks. He also earned the distinction on April...
No. 21 Virginia Defeats Pitt to Sweep Series
Baseball | 5/1/2016
Adam Haseley pitched eight shutout innings as the Cavaliers recorded their first series sweep of ...
No. 21 Virginia Sweeps Doubleheader at Pitt
Baseball | 4/30/2016
Winners of three straight ACC series, Virginia goes for the three-game series sweep against the...
Q&A with Ernie Clement
Baseball | 4/30/2016
Clement talked about his team's recent run against ACC teams, his outlook on the rest of the...
No. 21 Virginia Heads to Pitt for ACC Weekend Series
Baseball | 04/29/2016
Virginia and Pitt start series at 1 p.m. Saturday with doubleheader at Charles L. Cost Field.
No. 21 Virginia Rallies to Defeat Old Dominion, 8-4
Baseball | 04/26/2016
Virginia scored eight unanswered runs while the bullpen combination of Tyler Shambora and Kevin...
- Online Stores