Bucknell 5 Liberty 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior left-handed pitcher Dan Weigel pitched a complete-game four-hitter and did not allow a run over the final eight innings in leading the Bucknell baseball team to a 5-2 NCAA Regional victory over Liberty Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. It was the second NCAA postseason victory for the Bison, who equaled the program record for wins in a season as they improved to 31-20-1 on the season.
Bucknell, the fourth seed at the Regional, bounced back from a 10-1 loss to No. 3 national seed Virginia on Friday. Third-seeded Liberty (41-18) was eliminated from the double-elimination regional after opening with a 3-2 loss to second-seeded Arkansas Friday night.
Virginia 3 Arkansas 0
Virginia Blanks Arkansas behind Kirby
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Sophomore left-hander Nathan Kirby (Midlothian, Va.) allowed one hit over eight innings and junior first baseman Mike Papi (Tunkhannock, Pa.) hit a two-run home run to lead Virginia to a 3-0 win over Arkansas in second-day action on Saturday (May 31) at the 2014 NCAA Tournament’s Charlottesville Regional at Davenport Field.
Virginia (46-13) improves to 2-0 in the double elimination regional and hosts the winner of the Arkansas-Bucknell contest Sunday (June 1) at 8 p.m. The Razorbacks (39-24) play the Bison (31-20-1) in an elimination game tomorrow at 1 p.m. A seventh game, if necessary, to determine the Charlottesville Regional champion is scheduled for Monday (June 2) at 7 p.m.