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#8 Virginia puts up six-spot in the seventh, outlasts Florida State, 12-4

Chris Graham
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Virginia and Florida State were tied at 3-3 in the sixth. The eighth-ranked Cavaliers got a tie-breaking hit from Henry Godbout to go on top, then broke open the game with six in the bottom of the seventh, on their way to a 12-4, series-clinching win on Saturday at Disharoon Park.

UVA (21-2, 6-2 ACC) will go for the sweep on Sunday with freshman Jack O’Connor (1-1) on the mound.

The Seminoles (12-11, 3-5 ACC) have yet to announce a starting pitcher for the 1 p.m. series finale.

The big blow in the seventh came off the bat of freshman Harrison Didawick, whose two-out, three-run double gave Virginia a 10-3 lead.

Godbout, whose RBI double broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth, was 3-for-4 with a run scored, a double and three RBI in the contest.

Junior Kyle Teel also put together a three-hit performance after he went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Teel upped his batting average to .467 on the season and leads the team 13 multi-hit games.

Kevin Jaxel (1-0, 1.08 ERA) got the win in relief.

Starter Brian Edgington gave up two runs, one earned, in five innings of work, allowing five hits, striking out five and walking one.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the 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 my YouTube page, Want to reach Chris? Try [email protected].