CHARLOTTESVILLE — A five-run fifth, highlighted by Nic Kent’s two-run homer, propelled UVA to a 6-3 victory over visiting Liberty on Tuesday night.
Nate Eikhoff and Brendan Rivoli each doubled in runs in the fifth after Kent’s homer tied the score at 3. The two RBIs were Kent’s team-high 34th and 35th of the season. Eikhoff finished with two RBIs and Rivoli had a pair of doubles.
Kyle Whitten got the final three outs to pick up his seventh save of the season.
Chesdin Harrington (Patrick Henry) got the win for UVA (24-18). Harrington gave up two runs over three innings of relief and fanned three.
Garret Price (5-2) gave up four runs on six hits over two innings of relief and took the loss for Liberty (29-11). The Flames’ three runs came via the long ball — a solo shot in the third by Ben Highfill then a two-run homer in the fifth from Jonathan Embry.
Liberty 001 020 000 — 3 6 1
Virginia 000 150 000 — 6 11 0
W: Harrington (3-1). L: Price (5-2). S: Whitten (7). HR: UVA: Kent; LU: Embry, Highfill. Records: Virginia 24-18; Liberty 29-11.
Virginia Tech 10, VMI 9: The Hokies staved off a six-run ninth inning by the Keydets to pull out the tight home win. Ryan Okuda earned the win for the Hokies (23-18) in four innings of work, giving up one earned run on two hits while striking out seven.
Third baseman Kevin Madden led the Hokies, going 3 for 5 from the plate with a double. Catcher Luke Horanski was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a double for the Hokies, and Nick Biddison (St. Christopher’s) homered. Nathan Light picked up the loss for the Keydets (10-31) in just two innings of work.
VMI 100 010 016 — 9 10 3
Virginia Tech 204 200 110 — 10 12 0
W: Okuda. L: Light. S: Dellinger. HR: VMI: Huggins (2); VT: Biddison. Records: Virginia Tech 23-18, 7-14 ACC; VMI 10-31, 5-10 SoCon
Maryland 10, VCU 5: The Terps wracked up 17 hits, and the visiting Rams never led.
Randy Bednar had four hits for Maryland (20-21), and AJ Lee and Benjamin Cowles each homered. VCU (28-13) was undone by Maryland’s two-out rally in the bottom of the fourth. Lee homered with nobody on, then after a pair of singles, Josh Maguire’s two-run single extended the Terps’ lead to four runs.
Sean Fisher (10-8) got the win and Danny Watson (3-1) took his first loss of the season for VCU.
VCU 103 000 100 — 5 6 0
Maryland 140 310 100 — 10 17 2
W: Fisher (10-8). L: Watson (3-1). HR: UM: Lee, Cowles; VCU: Norwood. Records: Maryland 20-21; VCU 28-13.