CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia scored six runs with two outs in the fourth inning to beat Duke 11-3 in the ACC opener for both teams.
After Friday's series opener was postponed due to snow, the Cavaliers jumped on Duke quickly Saturday. Zack Gelof reached on a walk to open the game, then Tanner Morris followed with an RBI double to give Virginia the early 1-0 lead.
Leading 2-1 in the fourth, Cam Simmons came to bat with the bases loaded and two outs. He laced a hit into the gap in left center, scoring Nic Kent and Gelof, giving Virginia a 4-1 lead. Alex Tappen and Logan Michaels followed with back-to-back RBI singles to make it 8-1 after four complete innings.
Kent scored three runs for the Cavaliers in the win. He added an RBI triple in the eighth, his third hit of the day.
Noah Murdock allowed one run in 4.2 innings, striking out six.
Seven Wahoos collected at least one hit, with Kent, Michaels and Simmons all finishing with at least two. Gelof, Brendan Rivoli and Nate Eikhoff all scored twice with Kent crossing the plate three times in the win.
Virginia and Duke will play a doubleheader Sunday.