Virginia beats Coastal Carolina 7-2 in Greenville Regional

Jun 3, 2022, 6:25 AM | Updated: 6:26 pm

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jake Gelof went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and made a nice defensive stop in the seventh to help No. 2 seed Virginia beat third-seeded Coastal Carolina 7-2 on Friday in the Greenville Regional.

Virginia (39-17) entered having lost five of its last seven games.

Alex Tappen made a diving catch to close out the top of the fifth inning and Virginia added three runs in the bottom half for a 7-2 lead. Gelof’s second RBI, and 76th of the season, plated Tappen in the fifth and Casey Saucke also collected his second RBI with a double to left field.

Gelof’s diving stop at third helped Virginia escape a bases-loaded jam in the seventh.

Nate Savino (6-6) went 6 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run. Saucke and Kyle Teel also had two RBIs and Ethan Anderson added another.

Reid VanScoter (9-3) allowed six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings for Coastal Carolina (36-19-1).

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