Virginia gets 21 hits, beating Jacksonville 13-8

Zack Gelof and Kyle Teel had four hits each, Jake Gelof and Chris Newell homered and Virginia beat Jacksonville 13-8 in a Columbia Regional playoff on Saturday.

The No. 3 regional seeded Cavaliers (30-24) scored in seven of the eight innings they hit the plate, finishing with 21 hits.

The fourth seeded Dolphins (16-34) led in the top of the third 5-2 and opened the inning with five consecutive singles to force a pitching change. But Virginia took the lead back for good, taking the lead 11-7 after a sixth inning with five runs.

Nate Savino (3-3) gave up a run on two hits in 4 2/3 innings for Virginia.

Mike Cassala and Jackson Grabsky each had three hits for Jacksonville. Cassala gave up five runs, four earned, in 3 1/3 innings as the starter of the Dolphins and remained on the line-up as a designated hitter. Reliever Christian Graham (1-4) took on the loss.

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