Freshmen help 'Hoos sweep series with Pitt

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- A three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning by St. Anne's-Belfield alum Nic Kent gives Virginia a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh and completes the series sweep.

The sweep was the Wahoos first in ACC play since the 2017 season, which also came against Pittsburgh at home.

With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, freshman Zack Gelof hit a leadoff solo home run, the first of his career, to give Virginia a 2-1 lead. But Pittsburgh was able to tie the game in the seventh with their own leadoff home run by Gregory Ryan Jr. With two men on base, the freshman Kent came up with his first career home run to give the Cavaliers the go-ahead runs.

Starting pitcher freshman Mike Vasil struck out a career-high five batters in 5.1 innings. Reliever Paul Kosanovich came on to pitch three innings and picked up his team-leading fourth win of the season and Kyle Whitten was credited with the save.

Virginia remains at home for two games against in-state opponents Longwood on Tuesday and Richmond on Wednesday.

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