The Cavaliers were able to finish the job they started on Saturday with an offensive explosion Sunday afternoon, shoring up the series sweep of Pitt.
And while the offense did come through with 16 hits, starting pitcher Adam Haseley turned in one of his finest starts for UVa. The 2nd year went deep into the game giving the bullpen further rest. Haseley was able to go eight full innings, shutting out the Panthers and holding them to just five hits and only one hit by pitch.
In the 9th, the bullpen got a little shaky. Tyler Shambora began the inning and allowed a single and walk before O'Connor brought on David Rosenberger. Rosenberger did cash in one of Shambora's runners, but limited Pitt to only a single run, retiring three of the four batters he faced, striking out the last two.
At the dish, every starter in the UVa lineup was able to record a hit. Daniel Pinero and Ernie Clement paced the team with three hits of their own. Pinero with an RBI and run to show and Clement with two RBI and a run.
Second year Pavin Smith added to the fun with his 6th home run of the year, and added two more RBI to his team leading 47 RBI.
With the win, the Cavaliers move their ACC record to 14-10, which puts them at 2nd in the Coastal division, but 5th in the ACC behind Miami, Louisville, Florida State, and NC State. Oddly enough, UVa is tied with Miami in ACC wins at 14, but are five games behind the Hurricanes in the loss column.
The Hoos end their 8 game roadtrip on Tuesday when they travel to Liberty to take on the 22-22 Flames before taking the next 10 days off for the yearly exam break.