NORFOLK (WAVY) – The streak is over. For the first time since “April Fool’s Day” two years ago, the Old Dominion baseball team lost to the University of Virginia.
The Monarchs (25-16) put up four runs in the bottom of the second inning and built a 4-0 lead, but with steady pitching, the defending national champion Cavaliers (27-17) struck back with eight unanswered and walked out of Harbor Park with the 8-4 win.
Pavin Smith paced UVa on offense, going 3-for-3, driving in three runs, two of which he sent in with one swing of the bat. With ODU leading 4-2 in the fifth inning, Smith, batting left-handed, went opposite field, sending one into the bullpen in left-centerfield to tie the game at 4-4.
The Hoos put up one run in each of the remaining innings to seal the win.