Despite having runners on base all afternoon long, the Virginia Cavaliers baseball squad was kept off the scoreboard through six innings by the California Golden Bears' pitching staff. That all changed in the seventh, courtesy of a RBI single from Virginia catcher John Hicks. Hicks' single ended the longest scoreless College World Series game in 24 years. Steven Proscia added a sacrifice fly in the same frame, and the Cavaliers never looked back on their way to a 4-1 victory.
Danny Hultzen was once again the star for Virginia, throwing 6 1/3 innings of no run ball. Hultzen allowed three hits, striking out six and walking three in the process.
California starter Erik Johnson lasted only three innings, after walking five of the 15 batters he faced. The Golden Bears' bullpen was only able to hold the Cavaliers bats silent for three innings before Virginia scored all of their runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
The Cavaliers await the winner of the 7:00 P.M. contest bewteen the Texas A&M Aggies and South Carolina Gamecocks. That Bracket 2 winners' game will be played Tuesday night.