Virginia sweeps Georgia Tech to close regular season
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Jake Gelof continued to etch his name in the record books as No. 21 Virginia closed the regular season with an 8-7 win to sweep Georgia Tech.
The Cavaliers end the regular season on a nine-game win streak and with a 44-11 record, the program's most wins since the 2015 National Championship team.
Gelof homered twice in the first and seventh innings, both to put UVA ahead, for his seventh multi-home run game of his career. With two home runs and three RBI on the day, Gelof broke his single-season RBI record with 84 on the year (previously 81 in 2022) and tied the Brian Buchanan's program record for home runs in a season with 22.
Virginia also saw big days at the plate from Griff O'Ferrall going 3-5 with an RBI and Colin Tuft going 2-4 with 3 RBI, tying a career-high.
After a shaky start from starter Brian Edgington giving up four earned runs in 3.2 innings, the UVA bullpen would only allow two more earned runs the rest of the way. Freshman Jack O'Connor picked up the win (6-3), while Jay Woolfolk got his second save in as many games after striking out back-to-back batters with the bases loaded.
UVA entered the day already having clinched the program's first ACC Coastal Division title since 2011 and the No. 2 seed in next week's ACC Tournament in Durham.