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UVa's Bats Go Cold in Durham, Drop Series Finale to Duke, 3-0

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The Cavaliers haven't had to worry about their bats contributing enough to win games this season. Outside of one game to East Carolina, the Hoos have scored at least four runs in every other game this season. They certainly had not been shutout. That came to an end on Sunday in the series finale against Duke as the Hoos fell 3-0.

Ultimately, Duke outbattled the Cavaliers as their starter threw a complete game shutout allowing only five hits and not issuing a walk all day. Duke's McAfee worked excellently at pitching to contact all day only striking out three over his nine innings.

UVa got all they could ask for from Tommy Doyle as well. The 2nd year turned in another quality start limiting Duke to just three runs over seven innings. Jack Roberts even boosted his confidence throwing a scoreless eighth frame in relief of Doyle.

As mentioned, the real problem was obviously the bats. Only five hits usually does not win many games in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and that showed today. Even 3rd year catcher Matt Thaiss, who had been on fire coming into the afternoon, was held hitless.

The Hoos get Monday off before returning to Davenport Field to continue their out of conference schedule in a two game series with Towson