2007 ACC Baseball Championship: Virginia Takes Opening Game of ACC Baseball Championship
May 23, 2007
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.(AP)- Virginia second baseman David Adams collected two hits and keyed a six-run sixth inning with a two-run single to lead the Cavaliers to a 6-1 win over North Carolina State in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament Wednesday at the Baseball Grounds.
Virginia (42-13), the No. 3 seed in the tournament, sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning with six singles, two walks and a throwing error resulting in all of the Cavs' runs in the game. Shortstop Tyler Cannon also delivered a single which scored the last two runs of the inning.
Pinch-hitter John Scaglione walked with the bases loaded and a throwing error by North Carolina State starting pitcher Clayton Shunick produced the other two runs in the inning.
Virginia starting pitcher Jacob Thompson improved to 11-0 this season, allowing five hits and one unearned run in eight innings of work. The No. 6-seeded Wolfpack (36-20) scored the game's first run on a throwing error by Virginia centerfielder Tim Henry.
Cannon and Sean Doolittle also had a pair of hits for Virginia who totaled 10 hits in the game. North Carolina State's Ramon Corona had three of the Wolfpack's seven hits.
Thompson struck out three and walked just one. Jake Rule finished for the Cavaliers with a scoreless ninth inning.
Virginia next meets Georgia Tech (4 p.m.) and North Carolina State takes on North Carolina (7 p.m.) in games on Thursday.