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Brandon Waddell and Kyle Crockett combined on a five-hitter and Virginia opened the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 victory against Army.
Waddell (6-2) allowed three hits and a run in seven innings while striking out eight. Crockett finished for his 11th save, striking out the side in the ninth.
The Cavaliers trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the fifth when Kelly Towns doubled and Nate Irving singled. Mike Papi tied it with a single to right-center, and Joe McCarthy followed a walk with one of his three hits to put the Cavaliers ahead against Black Knights' ace Chris Rowley (9-4).
Rowley has lost just five games over the last two seasons, two against Virginia in the NCAA tournament.
The Black Knights' run came in the fifth when Jacob Page singled, took third on a sacrifice and single by Michael Sands and scored on Grant Van Orden's squeeze bunt.
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2012 Record: 2-10
Head Coach: Rich Ellerson (17-31 at Army)
Last Bowl Game: 2010 Armed Forces Bowl: beat SMU 16-14
Stadium: Blaik Field at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY (capacity = 38,000)
Home Field Advantage: ranked 21st out of 55 mid-major teams
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Armed Forces: 11/2 at Air Force, 12/14 vs Navy
The Army Black Knights baseball team faces a strong Virginia team today in Charlottesville, Va. Look inside for a scouting report of Virginia's pitching and an overview of the Cavalier season.
The Army Black Knights baseball team faces a strong Virginia team today in Charlottesville, Va. Look inside for a scouting report of Virginia's batting.
Scott Silverstein and two relievers scattered eight hits and Virginia beat Elon 2-0 on Saturday to move within one victory of advancing to the super regionals of the NCAA tournament.
Silverstein (10-1) allowed six hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two, before Josh Sborz worked the seventh and Kyle Crockett finished for his 12th save. Spencer Medick (7-7) went all...