Virginia holds off Georgia Tech rally for series win

ATLANTA, Ga. (NEWSPLEX) -- After letting Georgia Tech come back from six runs down in the sixth, Virginia took the season finale 10-9 on a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

For the second straight game, the Cavaliers jumped out to an early lead, taking a 3-0 advantage in the first on a Pavin Smith three-run double. The three RBIs gave Smith 68 RBIs on the year, breaking the school single season record.

Justin Novak hit his first home run of the year in the second to make it 4-2 after Georgia Tech scored two in the bottom of the first.

Virginia got hot in the fourth, plating six runs in the inning, five with two outs. Smith hit a two-out, two-run home run to cap the inning, giving him 12 on the year, tied for 10th most in school history. The home run was also the 27th of his career, moving him into a tie for eighth all-time.

The Yellow Jackets got to Virginia in the sixth, sending 10 batters to the plate, scoring six runs. Coleman Poje had the big blow, a two-out grand slam to tie the game 9-9.

But Tommy Doyle was able to keep the Yellow Jackets off the board the rest of the way.

Still tied 9-9 in the ninth, Robbie Coman hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly to bring home Adam Haseley and give the Cavaliers the lead.