ACC Baseball Tournament 2012: 8th-Inning Rally Lifts UVA Past Clemson, 3-2

An eighth-inning rally helped the No. 4 seed Virginia Cavaliers defeat No. 5 Clemson in UVA's first game of the 2012 ACC Baseball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

Virginia trailed 2-1 and had the bases empty with two out and nobody on in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Clemson pitcher Mike Kent allowed a single, a hit batter, a walk, and another hit batter to even the score at 2-2. With the bases still loaded, Branden Cogswell worked a walk on a 3-1 pitch to score the winning run.

Justin Thompson induced a game-ending double play in the top of the 9th to secure the win. The Cavaliers are now tied with Georgia Tech at the top of Pool A after the Yellow Jackets defeated No. 1 seed Florida State 5-4 in the tournament's opening game. The two teams meet Friday at 11:00 a.m.

For more on the 2012 ACC Baseball Tournament, be sure to follow this StoryStream here at SB Nation DC. For more on the Virginia Cavaliers, check out Streaking The Lawn, SB Nation's UVA blog.

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