Virginia eliminates Fullerton 7-5
And at least one more game at the College World Series.
The unseeded Cavs eliminated No. 2 national seed Cal State Fullerton 7-5 in Monday's first game thanks to two home runs and an out-of-sync Titans offense. The Cavaliers move on to play the loser of LSU-Arkansas (ESPN2/ESPN360, 7 p.m. ET) on Wednesday night.
Kevin Arico finished off the Titans for Virginia, but not without a fight from the other side.
After stealing second base, Joey Siddons trimmed Fullerton's deficit to three when he scored off third baseman Steven Proscia's error. Proscia threw the ball to the right of first base on Christian Colon's single.
After a Gary Brown single put Colon on second, Arico retired Josh Fellhauer. The Cavs then had their chance to end the game when Keith Werman scooped up Jared Clark's ground ball. But Werman failed to get his foot on the second-base bag, allowing Brown to safely reach second and Colon to score.
Down two at 7-5, Kevin Davis hit a ground ball to shortstop Tyler Cannon, who tossed to Werman at second for the final out.