The Cardiac Cavaliers have done it again! The University of Virginia Baseball team defeated Dallas Baptist University in Game Three of the Super-Regionals matchup by a final score of 5-2. With the win, the Wahoos advance to the College World Series for the first time since their championship run in 2015.
In what has become a trend this postseason, the Virginia Cavaliers staved off elimination and came back to win the three game series against the Patriots, after dropping game one of the Super-Regional matchup.
Virginia trailed for most of the afternoon, as DBU’s second baseman Jackson Glenn notched the first runs of the game, hitting a two-run home run in the third inning. However, Virginia’s starting pitcher, Nate Savino was able to limit the damage to just two runs in his 3.1 IP, striking out three Patriot’s batters in the process. The Cavalier offense quickly responded, as Nic Kent smacked a solo home run in the fourth inning to bring the Wahoos within one run.
In what continues a strong postseason for the UVA bullpen, Matt Wyatt tossed the final 5.2 innings of the game, shutting down the Patriots offense along with 8 strikeouts.
With their backs against the walls, the Virginia Cavaliers figured out a way to sneak out a win once again. This time, it was Kyle Teel’s opportunity to play the superhero role for Virginia. With bases loaded in the seventh inning, Teel smacked a grand slam just over the center field fence to put the Cavaliers ahead 5-2.
Before the Wahoos head to the finals, they must face off against the No. 3 ranked Tennessee Vols in the first round of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, June 20th, time to be announced later.