#1 UVa. rallies for win in ACC Tourney opener

Edited by Chris Graham
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Jarrett Parker (Jr., Stafford, Va.) hit a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie and lift the top-seeded Virginia baseball team to a 6-4 victory over No. 8 seed Boston College Wednesday in the opening game of the 2010 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

The Cavaliers trailed 4-3 entering the eighth inning before scoring three in the eighth for the victory.

Tyler Wilson (Jr., Midlothian, Va.) earned the win for Virginia and improved to 7-3 this season. He tossed 2.1 innings of scoreless relief and struck out three. Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) struck out the game’s final two batters to notch his NCAA-leading 16th save of the season.

Taylor Lasko (4-2) took the loss for BC (29-27) after giving up a pair of runs in the eighth inning.

The Cavaliers (46-10) tied a season low with five hits, but they made them count as all five directly led to UVa runs. Leadoff hitter Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) went 2-for-2 and reached base in all four of his plate appearances. He scored twice and stole a base. Dan Grovatt (Jr., Tabernacle, N.J.) also hit a two-run home run.

Virginia continues ACC play at 4 p.m. Thursday when it battles No. 5 seed Florida State. Fox Sports South and The Comcast Network will televise the game live. For satellite viewers, the game will air on DirecTV channel 656 and Dish Network channel 449.

Locally, WINA 1070-AM will have radio coverage of all of Virginia’s tournament action. The game also will be streamed online at VirginiaSports.com (with V Pass subscription). All tournament games will also air on satellite radio on Sirius 215 and XM 190.

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