Cavs' season ends abruptly with loss to Tribe

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- For the first time since 2012, the Virginia baseball team's season has ended in the regional round of the NCAA Tournament.

William and Mary's Charles Ameer led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run off UVA's Tommy Doyle to break a 4-4 tie. Closer Joseph Gaouette came out of the Tribe bullpen for the final six outs, as the Cavaliers' season ended with Sunday's 5-4 loss.

The Tribe advances to Sunday's regional championship game against East Carolina. UVA's season ends at 38-22.

It's just second time in the past eight seasons that UVA hasn't advanced to at least a super regional. The Wahoos had reached the College World Series finals in each of the past two seasons, including last year's run to the first NCAA title in program history.

Doyle (2-7) took the loss for UVA after surrendering a go-ahead homer for the second straight day. He surrendered the three-run walk-off homer that gave ECU an 8-6 win over the Wahoos on Saturday night at Davenport.

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