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June 14, 2011 [LINK / comment]

Late rally sends U.Va. to Omaha

You just can't make this stuff up. With just one out away from an awful repeat of last year's disappointing elimination (losing to Oklahoma 11-0), the #1 seeded University of Virginia Cavaliers somehow put together a rally and won the game in spectacular fashion. The University of California at Irvine took a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth inning, and then the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth were put out. Hope for a trip to the NCAA baseball championships was hanging by a thread. Then the next two batters reached base on singles, one of which fortuitously bounced off the pitcher's foot. A walk then loaded the bases, whereupon Chris Taylor hit a single up the middle, scoring two runs and setting off euphoric pandemonium at Davenport Field. smile The Cavaliers are now 54-10 for the 2011 season, and it is a huge relief that their amazing regular season accomplishments were not squandered in the playoffs. They will join seven other teams in the NCAA basebaall championships in Omaha this weekend. See

And now ... On to Omaha. Go, Virginia!!!

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