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Cavaliers Escape with the First Game!

We all knew that the Hoos were entering in to a dangerous place this weekend when they traveled to College Park to take on the Terps. We didn't know they were going to barely escape with not only their lives but a victory as well!

It certainly wasn't pretty, but few Cavalier victories are right? If they won by four or five runs, there wouldn't be any fun in that!

Entering the ninth with a 7-5 lead (after being down 0-2 earlier in the game), Justin Thompson wanted to make sure everyone's heart medicine was working and up to date. After giving up a run due to some shaky fielding and pitching, Thompson escaped the ninth to secure the victory by flipping a double play with runners on first and third.

At the plate Derek Fisher, Stephen Bruno, and Brandon Downes continued their hot hitting ways with six of the ten UVa hits. The three also accounted for three of the seven RBI and two of the seven runs scored.

With the victory the Hoos pushed their record to 35-15-1 overall and 17-11 in the conference. The win also was UVa's eighth straight. Wake Forest was able to steal a game from Clemson last night which means the Hoos essentially have a two game lead over the Tigers for the four seed in the ACC tournament. Any UVa victory or Clemson loss over the next two days will assure the four seed! In other news, VPISU lost to UNC and is now on the outside looking in for the tournament.

Game two of the series is tonight at six in College Park. I've got my bullet/knife proof vest ready to go and would appreciate any prayers that could be said on my behalf. Go Hoos!