Wahoos back at .500 after doubleheader sweep

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. .(CBS19 SPORTS) -- Cam Simmons, Alex Tappen and Tanner Morris all homered for the Virginia baseball team on Friday, helping the Wahoos sweep a doubleheader against Villanova at Disharoon Park.

Simmons hit a long three-run home run that bounced off the safety railing at the top of the left field bleachers, to cap a five-run fourth inning for UVA in Friday's first game. Tappen led off the next inning with a line drive that cleared the left field wall and extended UVA's lead to 6-1.

The Cavaliers went on to win that first game 7-2. Griff McGarry (1-1) got the win after setting new career highs with nine strikeouts in six innings pitched McGarry gave up one run on two hits and walked five on 105 total pitches.

Morris led off the eighth inning of the second game with his first homer of the season to tie that game 3-3. The Wahoos went on to add four more runs in that eighth inning, including RBI singles from Nate Eikhoff, Nic Kent and Jack Weiller, to win 7-3.

Andrew Abbott (1-1) got the win for UVA in the second game after pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings out of the bullpen. Starter Mike Vasil gave up one run on two hits, walked four and struck out four in 4 2/3 innings.

The decision was made Friday morning to play two games on Friday and cancel Saturday's game because of rain in the Charlottesville forecast. UVA (3-3) and Villanova (0-5) will complete the three-games series at 1 p.m. Sunday.



 
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