June 4, 2007
For the second game in a row, the game was a sellout with a stadium record-tying attendance of 3212.
The six-game attendance is 15,139.
The Cavaliers scored first for the third tournament game in a row. but suffered their first tournament loss after scoring first after two wins. The last time they scored first in the NCAA Tournament and lost came against St. John's (5-3) on June 3, 2005 (in a game played at Oregon State). Virginia is now 8-4 all-time in the NCAAs when scoring first.
Starting pitcher Pat McAnaney made his first start since going 4.1 innings against VCU on May 1. This is his fifth start this season; it is also his first NCAA Championships start.
McAnaney pitched five innings plus two batters, tying his longest start of the season. He also pitched five innings in a start against Richmond and gained the win.
Virginia tied its season high with 4 errors. The Cavaliers also had 4 in a win over George Washington on Feb. 17 and a win over Virginia Tech on April 1.
Eleven Cavalier batters struck out tonight, the team's second-highest total this season.
The three runs scored by the Cavaliers are the fewest they've scored in four NCAA Tournament games dating back to an 8-2 loss to South Carolina last year.
Virginia left only 5 runners on base, its lowest total in six NCAA Tournament games going back to the Ohio State game (4 LOB) on June 4, 2005.
Mike Mitchell had 2 RBI tonight, his first RBIs in 16 games (Richmond, April 17) and his first multi-RBI game in 24 games (4 vs. George Mason March 27).
Tyler Cannon's fifth inning double was his first double in 11 games (N.C. State May 11).
Success Won't Change Cavaliers' MentalityMen's Basketball10/27/16Virginia, which reached the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight in 2015-16, was picked to finish third in the ACC this season.Morse Making Seamless Transition at UVAWomen's Soccer10/26/16Midfielder Zoe Morse has played the most of any freshman for No. 8 Virginia, which closes the regular season Thursday night at Louisville.Ellis Thrilled to Back in CoachingWrestling10/24/16The newest member of the Virginia wrestling team's coaching staff is assistant Mark Ellis, who won an NCAA title as a heavyweight at Missouri.
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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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