Wahoos salvage doubleheader split vs. (6) Louisville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia pitchers struggled to keep Louisville off the board in the first game of Friday's doubleheader at Disharoon Park. It was less of a problem for UVA freshman Mike Vasil in the second game.

Vasil (2-5) pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in his college career, and limited the Cardinals to two runs on five hits in the Cavaliers' 9-2 win. After a UVA error to start the eighth inning, Vasil gave way to lefty Andrew Abbott, who struck out four of the seven batters he faced to finish the victory.

That pitching performance came after five UVA pitchers gave up 15 runs on 15 hits and walked eight batters in a 15-7 loss to Louisville in the first game of Friday's doubleheader. Starter Noah Murdock (3-5) was tagged for eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits in three innings, most notably a second-inning grand slam by the Cardinals' Justin Lavey as Louisville erased an early two-run UVA lead.

Because of the weather forecast, the announcement was made following Friday's doubleheader that the two teams will now play the Saturday's series finale at 11 a.m.

Reid Detmers (10-2) got the win for Louisville in Friday's opener despite his worst outing of the season. UVA got to the lefty for six runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings, including a three-run home run from Zack Gelof in the third inning -- part of a four-RBI game for the freshman -- and a solo homer by Alex Tappen to lead off the fourth inning.

In Friday's second game, the Wahoos did most of their damage against Louisville starter Bobby Miller, who lasted just 2 1/3 innings. UVA put up eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits against Miller, including Cayman Richardson's first college home run, a solo shot in the third inning.