Baseball ACCtion: Wednesday, February 24

Feb. 24, 2010

No. 1 Cavaliers Top George Washington, 5-2

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The top-ranked Virginia baseball team opened its 2010 home schedule with a 5-2 victory over George Washington Wednesday afternoon at Davenport Field. UVa, in its first game ever as the nation's No. 1-ranked team, built a 5-0 lead through four innings, then cruised to the victory from there.

Will Roberts (So., Richmond, Va.) made a strong opening start for the Cavaliers (3-1), going 5.2 innings and allowing two earned runs, five hits and two walks while striking out one as he earned his first victory of 2010. He shut out the Colonials for five innings before giving up a pair of runs in the sixth. Kevin Arico (Jr., Flemington, N.J.) pitched the final 1.1 innings to nab his second save. It also was his 13th career save, as he moved into a fourth-place tie on the all-time UVa saves ledger with Todd Ruyak (1989-92).

At the plate, Phil Gosselin (Jr., West Chester, Pa.) led UVa with three hits. Virginia finished with 10 hits as a team, and UVa once again showed its offensive balance as eight of the Cavaliers' nine starters recorded at least one hit.

No. 3 Jackets Tap Eagles For 8-5 Victory

STATESBORO, Ga. - Led by sophomore Jacob Esch's three-RBI day, the No. 3 Georgia Tech baseball team scored five runs in the final two innings for an 8-5 win over Georgia Southern Wednesday afternoon at J.J. Clements Stadium in Statesboro, Ga.

Esch, who was 3-for-5 on the day, plated two of his three RBI's in a three run top of the ninth for the Yellow Jackets, who move to 5-0 on the season. Georgia Southern falls to 1-4.

Junior left-hander Zach Brewster picked up the win on the mound, pitching one inning of relief striking out two batters in the process.

Florida State Postponed

Wednesday’s baseball game featuring Florida State and North Florida has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up on Wednesday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m., on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium.

Miami Postponed

The 10th-ranked University of Miami baseball team's scheduled game against Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday night at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field has been postponed due to inclement weather in the area. A make-up date has yet to be determined.