CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Cam Simmons had his first career multi-home run game and led Virginia to an 8-3 win over Richmond on Tuesday night.
The win helped the Cavaliers to finish off the mid-week portion of their schedule undefeated. This is the first season Virginia accomplished that since 2011.
St. Anne's Belfield alum Bobby Nicholson made his first career start, going 5.1 innings, giving up one run on six hits to go along with six strikeouts.
The Cavalier bats were cold through three innings, but came alive with Simmons first home run of the game, a shot deep in the left field seats.
Then, Virginia went cold again only for Simmons to stay hot, hitting his second home run of the game off the wall in center field. Simmons is the fifth Virginia player with a multi-home run game this season.
The Cavaliers added two more in the seventh, with Nate Eikhoff scoring on a wild pitch and Adam Haseley bringing home Andy Weber on an RBI single.
The Spiders would give Virginia a scare, plating two in the eighth inning,
The Cavaliers would answer with four in the home half of the eighth including a two-run single by Jake McCarthy to finish off a three hit night for him.