The Virginia Cavaliers suffered a crushing loss to the Appalachian State Mountaineers Sunday afternoon and now find themselves just one loss away from elimination.
The Mountaineers won the game 6-5 and thwarted late rallies by the Cavaliers. Appalachian State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, when Will Callaway came through with an RBI double. App State broke the game open in the bottom of the second when they added on five runs highlighted by Daniel Kassouf's two-run double.
Virginia would chip away at the lead, taking advantage of four Mountaineers errors thorughout the contest to get back into the game. They scored three runs in the top of the fourth, one in the sixth and one in the seventh, however Ryne Frankoff and Nathan Hyatt pitched scoreless innings down the stretch to preserve the win.
There is not much time for Virginia to dwell on the loss, as they will play Oklahoma Sunday night with the loser's season coming to an end.