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#5 Virginia, powered by seven-run second inning, powers past ODU, 8-1

Chris Graham
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Fifth-ranked Virginia used another big inning, a seven-run second, to power past ODU, 8-1, on Tuesday at Disharoon Park.

The win for UVA (23-2) improves the ‘Hoos to 17-0 at The Dish this season.

The big blow in the decisive second inning was a two-out, three-run homer by Ethan O’Donnell, his sixth of the season.

Six UVA pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts and limited ODU to just five hits.

The Monarchs (20-5) came into the contest as the No. 4 scoring team in the country (10.6 runs per game), and their 57 home runs were the fourth-most of any team in the country.

The Cavalier arms limited ODU to just one extra-base hit in the contest.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris has won 17 Virginia Press Association awards for his work as an investigative reporter, feature writer and columnist. Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, both published in 2019, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].