UVA baseball staves off elimination, defeats Jacksonville 13-8

Virginia defeats Jacksonville 13-8 (University of Virginia Athletics)

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Cavaliers were able to score in each inning of the game while collecting 21 hits for the 13-8 victory over Jacksonville. With the win, Virginia advances to play South Carolina, who fell to Old Dominion 2-1.

Junior Zack Gelof and freshman Kyle Teel each had four-hit afternoons. Gelof scored twice and also walked in a 4-for-5 effort while Teel went 4-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored. The four hits for Teel were a season-high and he extended his reached base streak to 17 games, tied for the longest on the team this season.

“Wow. That was a back-and-forth game for sure, head coach Brian O’Connor said. “First of all, I’m really proud of our guys that we found a way after they jumped on Mike Vasil. They had a great approach against him and did a terrific job. Just proud of how we responded offensively and the number of guys that had big days. This is what you have to do when you fall into the losers’ bracket. Sometimes you gotta outslug somebody, and we certainly did that.”

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