Virginia hits 4 HRs, advances to ACC Match semifinals

Zack Gelof went 3 for five with 5 RBIs, Jake Gelof scored three runs, and No. 8 seed Virginia hit 4 homers in a 14-1 victory over top-seeded Notre Dame to advance to the ACC Match semifinals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Zack Gelof went 3 for five with 5 RBIs, Jake Gelof scored three runs, and No. 8 seed Virginia hit 4 homers in a 14-1 victory over top-seeded Notre Dame on Friday to advance to the ACC Match semifinals.

The Cavaliers (29-22), who will play Duke on Saturday, scored 5 runs within the second and ninth innings to assist construct a 14-0 lead.

Andrew Abbott (8-5) struck out 9 in 6 1/3 scoreless innings — changing into the second pitcher in Virginia historical past to achieve 300 profession strikeouts.

Zack Gelof and Nic Kent every hit their seventh dwelling run of the season. Kent, Alex Tappen and Jake Gelof all homered within the second, and Zack Gelof’s three-run shot got here within the fifth for a 9-0 lead.

Notre Dame (31-10) put collectively 9 hits, all singles. Danny Neri acquired the RBI and Brooks Coetzee went 3 for 4.

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