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Winthrop wins series opener over LU 5-3, UVa edges VT 10-9 in college baseball

Winthrop wins series opener over LU 5-3, UVa edges VT 10-9 in college baseball

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Winthrop scored four runs in the second to grab an early lead and never trailed in a 5-3 series opening win over the Liberty Flames in Big South Baseball.

Liberty had its four-game win streak come to an end but the Flames hang on to first place in the Big South, now at 7-and-3 in league play.

The Flames' Andrew Kowalo hit his fourth home run, a solo shot in the sixth, that cut Winthrop's lead to 5-3.

But that's as close as Liberty could get. The Flames drop to 20-and-12 overall, Winthrop improves to 6-and-4 in the Big South, 18-and-16 overall.

Winthrop outhit Liberty 11-6, each team committed two errors.

Game two of the series is Friday night, 6 p.m. at Liberty Baseball Stadium.


14th-ranked Virginia and Virginia Tech battled for four hours and 15 minutes in Blacksburg before UVa held on for a 10-9 win.

The Cavaliers led this game 7-1 in the early innings before the Hokies stormed back with four in the 8th to draw within 10-9.

But Virginia held on, game two of the series Friday night at 5:30 in Blacksburg.

Virginia improves to 28-and-8 overall, Virginia Tech drops to 18-and-18 on the season.



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