'Hoos hammer Louisville to clinch critical series win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Chesdin Harrington made sure his final appearance on the mound at Disharoon Park was a memorable one.

On senior day -- and in his first start since his sophomore season -- the fourth-year right-hander pitched a career-high six innings to earn the win in Virginia's 12-6 victory over No. 6 Louisville. Harrington (4-1) gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and struck out six, as the Cavaliers picked up a critical series win against the ACC's top team this spring.

The Wahoos got Harrington plenty of run support by putting up 11 runs in the first two frames. Louisville starter Glenn Albanese was charged with seven runs -- but only one earned -- on five hits in 2/3 of an inning, as UVA sent 12 players to the plate in the first, and capitalized on four errors by the Cardinals. The Cavaliers added four more in the second, capped by a ground-rule RBI double over the fence in the right field corner by freshman second baseman Nic Kent.

Kent finished the day 4-for-4 with two RBI, raising his team-leading total to 39 for the season. Tanner Morris and Cayman Richardson each finished the day with three hits and a pair of RBI. Richardson also scored three times.

The Cardinals entered the weekend leading the ACC with a 3.34 team ERA. But the Wahoos put up a total of 29 runs over the past two days in splitting Friday's doubleheader and then winning on Saturday afternoon. UVA now sits at 12-15 in the conference with next weekend's trip to Virginia Tech wrapping up the regular season.



 
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