CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Teel drove in four runs, Brian Edgington pitched a complete game, and Virginia rolled past Duke 12-2 on Sunday to win the Charlottesville Super Regional.
The Cavaliers won the super regional series 2-1 and advanced to the College World Series for the sixth time.
Edgington (9-3) allowed a two-run home run, otherwise scattering nine hits. He struck out 11, issuing one walk.
Virginia jumped out front with a five-run second inning in which four players drove in runs. Harrison Didawick, Griff O’Ferrall and Ethan O’Donnell delivered consecutive RBI singles and Teel capped the inning with a two-run single. Teel used a sacrifice fly and a single two drive in his other two runs.
The 5-0 lead held up until the sixth inning when Jay Beshears hit a two-run home run to left field for Duke. Virginia responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning, the big hit being a two-run home run by Ethan Anderson.
Leading 9-2, Virginia added two runs in the seventh and capped the scoring with an eighth-inning home run by Anthony Stephan.
Duke’s Ryan Higgins (3-1) took the loss after being relieved in the second inning.
Virginia is a one-time CWS champion, having defeated Vanderbilt in 2015.
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