Virginia bats unload in midweek victory over George Mason
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- No. 11 Virginia picked up their fifth-straight win to kickoff a 14-game homestand, outscoring George Mason 10-1 after the fourth inning in a 17-7 victory.
The Patriots took two leads in the game at 1-0 in the first inning and 6-4 after pitchers allowed five runs in the top of the third.
UVA would not trail for long though with the Cavaliers seven, eight and nine hitters -- Ethan Anderson, Casey Saucke and Max Cotier -- all piling up four RBI each, career-highs for both freshmen. Cotier delivered two timely multi-RBI hits, a triple in the bottom of the second to put Virginia up 3-1 and a single in the third to retake the lead at 7-6.
Jake Gelof hit his 16th home run of the season on a solo shot to left field in the fourth inning, tying him with Jarrett Parker (2009) and Joe Koshansky (2004) for the third most in a single season in program history. Gelof finished the night 3-4 with 3 RBI, which ties him for fifth most in a single season at 65 RBI.
Alex Greene picked up his first career win after pitching 2.1 and only allowing one run.
The Cavaliers continue their homestand on Friday with a visit from No. 7 Virginia Tech with game one set for 6 p.m. On Sunday, Virginia will retire Ryan Zimmerman's number with a special pregame ceremony starting at 3:30 p.m. with gates opening early at 2:30 p.m. before a 4 p.m. first pitch.