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Virginia Cavaliers Embarrass Tar Heels on a Day Filled With Upsets, 11-1

Published by Todd Callahan on May 23, 2009

It was a day of upsets on the third day of the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament, as each of the three lower seeds pulled off victories Friday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

Boston College closed out its pool play schedule with a 10-1 victory over 23rd-ranked Miami, and Duke stayed alive in pool play with a 10-4 upset of 13th-ranked Clemson, which was eliminated with its second loss of the tournament.

In the nightcap, No. 16 Virginia pulled off arguably the biggest upset, embarrassing sixth-ranked North Carolina 11-1 in eight innings.

The Cavaliers’ victory creates a logjam of three teams still in contention to meet Florida State in Sunday’s championship game.

With Friday’s wins, Virginia took over first place with a 2-0 record in the pool. Duke evened its pool record at 1-1 and is tied with the Tar Heels for second place, heading into the final day of pool play.

The Cavaliers, who erupted for the biggest offensive inning of the tournament, control their own destiny and have the inside track of reaching the championship game for the second year in a row.

If Virginia defeats Duke in Saturday&rs...

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