After a season that’s seen plenty of scoring, the Hoos shined in their first pitchers duel of the year. Adam Haseley was terrific going eight strong, giving up only a single earned run on six hits, three walks, and four strike outs and leading the Hoos to a 2-1 win. He even helped out his own cause coming up with a solo home run in the top of the first.
Just like on Friday, Virginia struck first thanks to Haseley’s solo home run to the opposite field. It was the junior’s sixth home run of the year, all to the opposite field. Unlike Friday, the Hoos clung to the lead until the bottom of the sixth when the ‘Heels tied it up on a solo home run of their own by Logan Warmoth.
Then in the top of the ninth, Robbie Coman walked to lead off and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Cam Simmons. Then Nate Eikhoff delivered his second RBI of the series giving Virginia a 2-1 lead.
Finally, to close out the win, Virginia turned to Tommy Doyle who gutted out three outs to earn the save. The inning wasn't without drama though as a one out double put the tying run in scoring position. But with two outs and a runner on third, Doyle induced an easy ground out to seal the victory.
Virginia and North Carolina are at it again at 3:30 on Saturday in the rubber match of the weekend series.