CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (CBS19 Sports) -- Virginia Tech came out of Charlottesville on top, claiming the series over (11) Virginia with a 7-5 win Sunday.

This marks the first home series loss of the season for Virginia who are 25-3 at home.

Alex Tappen led the charge with two home runs, his second multi-home run game of the season. The graduate student now has 12 on the season of the 25 in his UVA career. 

Chris Newell also added a home run, marking his 10th of the season. The three home runs on the day give UVA 62 on the season, vaulting them into third on the all-time single season list.

This was the first time the Cavaliers have lost when hitting three or more home runs in a game, winning the previous nine.


"We certainly had a couple home runs today, three of them today but I just believe to score a lot of runs, you got to put a bunch of hits like they did in the seventh inning," said UVA baseball coach Brian O'Connor. "I told the team after the game that we have an opportunity to learn and grow from this and we're nowhere near the team right now that I think will be come the end of May."

Virginia Tech came back from trailing 4-0 to tie the game before going into the rain delay, and added three more runs in the back stretch of the game. 

"The thing is, you're not always going to have those games where it's gonna be like a waterfall and it's all gonna come in one inning or stuff like that," said UVA graduate student outfielder Alex Tappen. "You gotta have really good at-bats and we gotta stay quality in our approach. That's where Virginia Tech did a little bit better of a job than we did at that today. But at the same time I think we did some really great things that we can take from this game going forward into the home stretch."

Virginia has one more game before the exam break, looking to avenge its extra inning loss to VCU on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.