After a soul-crushing defeat on Saturday, it was important for the UVa baseball team to rebound on Sunday to keep their postseason hopes alive.
They responded with a 4-2 series winning victory to keep those aspirations alive.
Josh Sborz has been one of the most consistent arms on the staff throughout the season, and has been even better in the two games he has been called upon to start. He took a tough luck loss last week after only surrendering two runs over six innings. He was even more dominant on Sunday allowing only one run on eight hits over seven innings, while striking out three.
Adam Haseley got the call from the bullpen after Sborz's seven innings, and while he did allow a leadoff home run in the 9th to cut the UVa lead to two, it was the only hit the first year would give up over the final two innings. Closing it out also gave him his first save of the season and of his UVa career.
Robbie Coman and Daniel Pinero paced the offense with two hits a piece, and third year Kevin Doherty drove in two with a two out single in the second.
Pinero not only had two hits, but also gave UVa the runs they needed by scoring in the third and fifth innings.
The win gives the team a 12-15 ACC record heading into the final weekend of the season next week at UNC. They currently sit a half game up on Wake Forest for the 10th spot in the ACC tournament, and a half game behind Virginia Tech for the 9th. Normally, UVa would truthfully be a game and a half behind Virginia Tech given that the Hokies won the series earlier in the season, but one of their matchups with UNC was rained out earlier in the season, leaving them a game behind UVa in the amount of games played.
Hoos wrap up their home season on Tuesday when Richmond comes to town. Remember, next weekend's series is Thurs-Sat since the ACC Tournament starts the following week.