Orange scored six runs across the first three innings and Jacob Barragan limited the Charlottesville offense in the Hornets’ 8-1 regular season finale Wednesday night.
Bradley Hanner had three hits and scored three times, while Keenan Williams had two hits and drove in two as the Hornets improved to 16-3.
Hanner singled in the top of the first and scored on Williams’ double to stake Barragan to an early lead.
An inning later, the Hornets rallied with two outs to put two more runs on the scoreboard, starting with an Allen Seeley walk. Kaleb Marshall tripled to plate Seeley and then scored on a passed ball to make it 3-0.
Barragan yielded an unearned run in the bottom of the second, but Charlottesville never threatened to score again.
The Hornets opened up a five-run lead with three more in the third behind a couple of hits and a pair of Charlottesville errors.
Barragan struck out six and gave up only four hits in picking up the complete game win.
A night earlier, visiting Fluvanna became the only team to beat Orange twice this season, topping the Hornets 6-1 at Porterfield Park.
The Hornets struggled on offense and defense, with their errors (five) outnumbering their hits (four).
The visiting Flucos took advantage of two hits and a pair of Orange errors to score three first-inning runs Tuesday night. Fluvanna turned an error, a walk and a double steal into a run in the third to make it 4-0.
Fluvanna added two more in the fifth on a lead-off triple, sac fly, single and double.
The Hornets didn’t get on the scoreboard until the bottom of the sixth. Trevon Smith was hit by a pitch and came around to score on a couple of Fluvanna errors, but the Hornets wouldn’t score again.
Orange had a first-round bye Monday in the Conference 16 Tournament and hosted a home game Wednesday against Atlee.