Baseball: Cavaliers rally to clinch series with 10-6 win at Georgia Tech

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No. 21 Virginia won its seventh ACC series of the year thanks to a 10-6 comeback win over Georgia Tech on Friday. The Cavaliers won their eighth-straight game and third consecutive series against Georgia Tech.

Kyle Teel hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the seventh inning as part of three-run, game-changing inning. The junior catcher went 4 for 5 with a double, home run and two RBI. It was his third, four-hit effort of the season. Anthony Stephan, Chris Baker and Henry Godbout each had two RBI in the contest. Nine different Cavaliers recorded a hit.

Relievers Angelo Tonas, Jake Berry and Jay Woolfolk limited the potent Georgia Tech offense to just one run over the final four innings to seal the victory. Tonas was credited with his fourth win after pitching a scoreless sixth inning. Berry struck out four batters over 1.2 innings of work and Woolfolk notched his eighth save by getting the final four outs.


  • Georgia Tech hit two of its four home runs on the night in the first inning to jump out to a 3-0 advantage.
  • UVA (43-11, 18-11 ACC) responded with three runs of its own in the top of the second inning. Stephan brought home two runs with single up the middle. UVA tied the game when Casey Saucke scored on a Georgia Tech fielding error.
  • The Yellow Jackets (30-24, 12-17) scored the next two runs over their next three turns at the plate which included a solo home run by Angelo Dispigna in the fifth to make it 6-4.
  • UVA pulled within a run in its half of the sixth when Ethan Anderson scored on one of two Georgia Tech wild pitches in the frame.
  • The game was leveled in the sixth on Jake Gelof’s 81st RBI, a single to third base that scored Griff O’Ferrall from second base.
  • Teel was the very next batter and cleared the right field wall for a two-run homer, his second of the series and 11th of the season.
  • It was back to a one run game in the bottom of the seventh on a solo shot by Stephen Reid but UVA went on to score three insurance runs in the ninth inning on a two-RBI pinch hit single by Baker and an RBI double down the left field line by Godbout.


  • Gelof tied his own single-season school record with his 81st RBI of the season. He is five RBI away from matching UVA’s career mark of 182 held by Steven Proscia.
  • Teel became the fourth Cavalier in program history to record a school-record, 23 doubles in a season.
  • Virginia’s 43 wins are the most in a season since 2017.
  • With a win tomorrow against Georgia Tech or a Duke loss, Virginia can clinch its first Coastal Division title since 2011.


The regular season comes to a close on Saturday with the series finale against Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers will have RHP Brian Edgington on the mound and he will be opposed by RHP Jackson Finley. First pitch is scheduled for noon.