Virginia scores 10 early runs, routs Army 15-1

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ethan Anderson hit a two-run homer in the first and scored in the second as Virginia combined for 10 runs in the first two innings en route to a 15-1 victory over Army on Friday in the Charlottesville Regional.

Top-seeded Virginia (46-12) will play on Saturday in the winners’ bracket, while No. 4 seed Army (38-17) faces elimination.

Anderson, who increased his home-run total to 12 on the season, capped the scoring on a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the eighth for a team-high three RBIs. Griff O’Ferrall and Casey Saucke each had three hits and two RBIs. Seven different Cavaliers recorded an RBI.

Starter Brian Edgington (8-3) worked five perfect innings and set a career-high for wins. Braden Golinski got Army’s first hit of the game with one out in the seventh.

Army starter Robbie Buecker (5-4) allowed seven hits and six earned runs in 2/3 innings.

Virginia’s 15 runs, in front of an announced crowd of 5,487, were its most in an NCAA Tournament game since 2016.


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