College World Series: Virginia Handles Ole Miss, Advances To Final

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OMAHA, Neb. — The University fo Virginia cruised to their third straight 2014 College World Series win, 4-1 over Ole Miss, to advance against the winner of Texas and Vanderbilt game, in a best-of-three finals starting Monday. Josh Sborz and two relievers combined to limit the Rebels to just six singles and one unearned run.¬†The Rebels (48-21) lost to Virginia for a second time in the CWS, ending their first trip to Omaha since 1972.

The Cavaliers pitching staff has allowed 15 hits and two earned runs in 33 innings of College Word Series play for an 0.55 ERA.

Ole Miss got on the board in second inning 1-0, but that lead would be short lived. UVA scored three runs in the top of the fourth when Robbie Coman’s two-run, bases-loaded single gave Virginia the lead and another came home on Branden Cogswell’s squeeze bunt.

Joe McCarthy delivered an insurance run with a double deep into right center for the Cavaliers in the seventh, and from there Virginia pitching staff closed out the game. Sborz finished with five innings of work, allowing four huts and one unearned run. He struck out four and walked four. Artie Lewicki took over to start the sixth, and closer Nick Howard worked the ninth for his 20th save.

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