With its back against the wall for the second time in a week, the University of Virginia baseball team came through again. The Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt, 3-0, in Game Two of the best-of-three finals at the College World Series.
A pair of freshmen, who weren’t around the program when UVA played Vanderbilt in the finals last year, stood out for the Cavaliers in their victory.
Starting pitcher Adam Haseley, stuck around until the sixth inning, the deepest he had gone in a game this season. He says he was most nervous in the opening inning.
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The Virginia Cavaliers dropped the first game of their best-of-three title series against defending champion Vanderbilt, 5-1, Monday night in Omaha. It’s a case of déjà vu.
It happened a year ago when Vanderbilt was victorious in Game One and UVA bounced back to win Game Two. Four of the nine starters in the Cavaliers lineup played in last year’s championship series against Vandy, so Cavaliers coach Brian O’Connor knows the experience factor will play a role in keeping their hopes alive for their first baseball national championship.