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.
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