Werman: Little man comes up big

When Jared King made the last out of the sixth inning, it was more significant than snuffing out another Virginia rally. The King out meant that light-hitting Keith Weman would lead off the seventh.

You’d much rather have Werman, hitting .207 at the time, up with a runner on base that he could move over with a sacrifice bunt.

Leading off an inning? Of late that’s the best way to have one out and nobody on for the top of the order.

We all know what happened next. Werman led off the seventh with a single, igniting a two-run rally that gave UVa. a 2-0 lead, then singled to left following a King RBI triple to give the Cavs their final run in an eventual 4-1 win.

So much for the fear and loathing that have accompanied Wermy’s at-bats lately.

“You know, I’m just trying to get on base, leading off the inning, get something going for the team,” Werman said of the seventh-inning at-bat that got the Virginia offense going.

“I was fortunate to just try to relax and make minor adjustment from the two at-bats before. But just go out there and get on base. And it was a great feeling,” Werman said.


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