The Virginia Cavaliers baseball season has come to a close, as the Wahoos lost 3-2 to the defending national champion South Carolina Gamecocks 3-2 Friday evening in 13 innings. Two costly throwing errors by Virgina reliever Cody Winiarski in the thirteenth inning ultimately cost the Cavaliers the game. Gamecocks cloers Matt Price escaped bases-loaded situations in the 10th, 12th and 13th innings, as Virginia finished the game just two for 21 with runners on base. The two teams combined to leave 29 men on base.
Star Virginia hurler Danny Hultzen, the second pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, only lasted three innings, leaving the game due to illness. Hultzen was dominant in his limited work, however, striking our eight South Carolina batters. Gamecocks starter Michael Roth, the nation's ERA leader, hurled seven strong innings and left the game with his team winning 2-1.
South Carolina's win was their 14th straight in postseason play. The Gamecocks will now face fellow SEC club Florida in the College World Series best-of-three championship series. Florida defeated Vanderbilt on Friday, securing their first trip to the CWS finals since 2005.