Virginia lights out in series opening win over Miami
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Casey Saucke delivered the first multi-home run game of his career as No. 7 Virginia played lights out to open the series against No. 20 Miami with a 14-2 win.
Saucke moved down in the batting order earlier this week after recent struggles, but felt right at home in his first at-bat with a 427-foot solo home run into the Charlottesville night sky in left field. Ethan O'Donnell would join the part later in the inning with a 3-run homer to right field, giving UVA a 4-0 lead.
The Cavaliers extended the lead in the third inning on a Griff O'Ferrall single with the bases loaded to make the score 7-0. The ACC RBI leader, Jake Gelof, continued his hot streak with an RBI-single in the sixth and a home run later in the eighth, moving him within two home runs of the program's career mark at 37.
After an Ethan Anderson 2-RBI single later in the sixth, Saucke stepped up to deliver his second home run of the night to left field, plating three more runs and extending the lead to 13-0.
Friday starter Brian Edgington barely needed the run production, pitching a UVA season-long 7.0 innings with 10 strikeouts, tying his season high.
Virginia will look for the series win on Saturday at 1 p.m. against Miami.