UVA's fifth straight win a milestone for O'Connor

BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Brian O'Connor hit the 700-win mark as baseball coach at Virginia on Friday, as the Cavaliers rallied to beat Virginia Tech 5-3 for the team's fifth straight win.

The Wahoos scored four of their five runs in the seventh inning, with Brendan Rivoli's two-run double over the glove of Virginia Tech right fielder Kerry Carpenter putting UVA in front for good. The Cavaliers also got a bases-loaded walk from Nic Kent and a sacrifice fly from Zack Gelof in the frame.

With the Wahoos moving in front in the seventh inning, Chesdin Harrington (5-1) picked up the win in his second start of the season. Harrington pitched into the eighth, and finished the day charged with two runs on six hits, with four strikeouts and a walk, in a career-high seven innings.

Devin Ortiz pitched a perfect eighth inning before giving way to Andrew Abbott, who gave up a run and struck out two in the ninth to pick up his third save of the season, and second in as many nights.

With the win, UVA improved to 32-21 overall and 14-15 in ACC play with one game remaining in the regular season schedule. O'Connor also became the ninth coach in ACC history to reach 700 career wins.



 
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