CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – No. 5 Virginia earned a series victory against No. 2 Georgia Tech behind a strong pitching performance from junior Cody Winiarski on Sunday. Winiarski allowed one run in 5.1 innings on route to a 9-1 Virginia victory, stifling a prolific Georgia Tech lineup that hit four home runs in the first two games in the series.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Saturday’s game featuring No. 2 Georgia Tech and No. 5 Virginia looked to be a “ramblin’ wreck” for Georgia Tech after starter Brandon Cumpton threw eleven straight balls to begin the bottom of the first inning. Cumpton, who couldn’t navigate the strike zone whatsoever on Saturday, recorded no outs against five batters before Georgia Tech coach Bobby Hall pulled the plug on his day—Cumpton left the game having already surrendered two runs (he would be credited with four Virginia runs) on four walks and a two-RBI single to Virginia freshman Stephen Bruno.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — No. 5 Virginia’s 7-4 Friday victory against No. 2 Georgia Tech at home is really hard to capture in words—it’s hard to describe a game that was both a pitcher’s duel and an amazing display of hitting, and featured both 24 total strikeouts from the pitchers and five home runs from the batters.
This game met all of the nationally-acclaimed hype nonetheless—the record 4,155 fans that attended the game in Charlottesville were treated to an amazing game of baseball from two top teams.