The Virginia Cavaliers are the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, and they showed it in their 2011 NCAA Baseball Tournament regional. The Cavaliers routed East Carolina, 13-1, on Sunday to advance to the Super Regional in dominating fashion.
The Cavaliers jumped on East Carolina early, scoring five runs in the second inning and adding four more in the fourth. They had 17 hits in all, pounding six different East Carolina pitchers. Eight different Virginia players scored in the game, giving starter Tyler Wilson more than enough run support to get the easy victory.
Virginia was dominant throughout the weekend, winning games over Navy, St. John's and East Carolina by a combined margin of 29-3. Virginia improves to 51-9 on the year. The Cavaliers will next face UC-Irvine in a best-of-three Super Regionals series. UC-irvine surprised UCLA in the regional final on Sunday and are definitely huge underdogs to the top-ranked Cavaliers.