Virginia gets 21 hits, beats Jacksonville 13-8
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zack Gelof and Kyle Teel had four hits each, Jake Gelof and Chris Newell homered, and Virginia beat Jacksonville 13-8 in a Columbia Regional elimination game on Saturday.
The No. 3 regional seed Cavaliers (30-24) scored in seven of the eight innings they went to the plate and finished with 21 hits.
The fourth-seeded Dolphins (16-34) took a 5-2 lead in the top of the third, opening the inning with five consecutive singles to force a pitching change. But Virginia retook the lead for good, going ahead 11-7 after a five-run sixth inning.
Nate Savino (3-3) gave up one run on two hits in 4 2/3 innings for Virginia.
Mike Cassala and Jackson Grabsky had three hits each for Jacksonville. Cassala gave up five runs, four earned, in 3 1/3 innings as the Dolphins starter and stayed in the lineup as a designated hitter. Reliever Christian Graham (1-4) picked up the loss.
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