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Baseball: #14 Virginia takes series opener at #23 NC State, 2-1

Chris Graham
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A good old-fashioned pitchers duel broke out at Doak Field in Raleigh on Thursday, with #14 UVA winning its series opener with #23 NC State by a 2-1 count.

Virginia (16-1, 3-1 ACC) had just four base hits on the night, but made them count, scoring a pair of unearned runs in the third off NC State starter Logan Whitaker (2-1, 3.75 ERA).

Four UVA pitchers combined to strike out 14 Pack batters in the series opener, with Nick Parker (3-0, 4.01 ERA) getting the win, allowing one run on six hits in five innings, striking out seven.

Jake Berry struck out four batters in two and two-thirds innings, including two in the ninth, to earn his third save of the season.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].

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