Rams rally late, but fall to #14 UVA, 5-3

The Basics

  • Score: #14 UVA 5, VCU 3
  • Records: UVA (19-8), VCU (15-12)
  • Location: The Diamond inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village – Richmond, Va.
  • The Short Story: In front of over 3,000, the VCU baseball team put together a late rally, but it wasn't enough as the Rams dropped a tough 5-3 decision to 14th-ranked UVA. Sophomore Logan Farrar had two hits on the night, while senior Vimael Machin extended his hitting streak to 16 games.
How It Happened
  • Senior Daniel Concepcion got the Rams rolling on the mound, allowing just one base runner through the first two innings.
  • The Rams got singles in each of the first two frames, but were unable to push across a run against UVA's Derek Casey.
  • UVA got on the board in the top of the third with an RBI single by Daniel Pinero to grab a 1-0 advantage.
  • The Cavaliers added to their lead in the fifth with three more runs to push the lead to 4-0.
  • Senior Matt Lees came out of the pen to toss 2.2 innings of scoreless relief and keep the Rams within striking distance.
  • UVA added one in the top of the eighth, but the Rams offense got rolling in the home half of the frame.
  • Cody Acker drew a leadoff walk and Walker Haymaker followed with a single through the left side to put runners on first and second. Farrar brought the first run in with an RBI single to left field. Matt Davis followed by launching a two-RBI double into right center to bring the Rams within two, 5-3.  
  • UVA was able to close the door with a scoreless ninth to seal the victory.
Beyond the Box Score
  • With his single in the bottom of the fourth, Machin extended his career-long hitting streak to 16 games. He is hitting .429 during that stretch.
  • Lees entered the game in the top of the fifth for his 100th career appearance. He is just the third player in program history to reach that milestone.
  • Lees tossed 2.2 innings without giving up a run for his 14th straight scoreless outings.
Up Next
  • The Rams hit the road this weekend for a three-game set at Dayton. First game on Friday is set for 7 p.m.