Written by Mike Kelly
Friday, 24 June 2011 09:14
The University of Virginia baseball team kept its national championship hopes alive Thursday night.
The Cavaliers (56-11) defeated the California 8-1 in an elimination game at the College World Series at Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE. The Cavaliers broke the game open with a four-run sixth inning.
Tyler Wilson handcuffed the Bears, scattering five hits and striking out five in 7 2/3 innings of work. Kenny Swab and Keith Werman each had two hits; John Barr drove in two runs. The Bears (38-23) made two errors.
The win moves Virginia into a semifinal match up Friday night against South Carolina at 7 pm. The Gamecocks, defending national champions, defeated Virginia on Tuesday.
WATAUGA B TEAM DROPS TWO
The Watauga Junior American Legion B Team dropped a double-header
Thursday night in Morganton.
The B Team (1-7) was swept by Patton 16-0 in game one, and 10-0 in game two. Both games only went 3 1/2 innings. Anthony Ramon had a double in the first game; Steadman Sauls had a single in game two.
The B Team plays the Watauga A Team Saturday at 5 pm. The game time was changed from a 2 pm start because there will be a car show in the Watauga High School parking lot on Saturday. The A Team (4-4; 4-2 in the Northwestern Junior American Legion Division) travels to Sawmills Friday night to play the South Caldwell A Team at 5 pm.