ACC: Cavs in driver's seat, two eliminated

By Glenn Tanner - May 24, 2007

Virginia's pitching dominated for the second day in a row, this time in a 4-1 win over Georgia Tech.

The Cavs move to 2-0 in the ACC Tournament.

Virginia's win actually eliminates both Georgia Tech and NC State, so they'll be playing out the string to impress the selection committee.

Leading 2-1, Virginia added a couple of insurance runs in the top of the ninth. John Scagliano led off with a blast that hit the left field wall, the closest thing we've seen to an out-of-the-parker this week. Patrick Wingfield drove him in with a single to center, and when the throw home eluded the catcher, Wingfield scampered all the way to third. Tech went to the bullpen, and pinch-hitter Tim Henry ripped Brad Rulon's first pitch into left to make it 4-1.

For the game, Virginia rapped out 12 hits, 2 each by Wingfield, Scagliano, Brandon Guyer, and Brandon Marsh.

GT had only five hits on the day; no player had more than one.

Reliever Jake Rule gets the win with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. He allowed only one hit and struck out three.

Jared Hyatt takes the loss in relief: 2 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned

Tar Heels and Wolf Pack battle next -- approx 8:30 start, though the rain is coming down now

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 07:40 PM on May 24, 2007

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