The Virginia baseball team picked up a 14-4 victory over Norfolk State on Wednesday night at Disharoon Park to kick off a 10-game home stand. The Cavaliers (21-13) have now won four straight games.
The Virginia offense racked up 15 hits and scored in all but two trips to the plate. With a 7-2 lead after five innings, Virginia put the game out of reach with a five-run sixth inning. Freshman Nic Kent had a career night, finishing with four hits and four RBI. The former St. Anne’s-Belfield standout reached base five times and delivered a two-out, two-RBI single in the big sixth inning rally.
Virginia took the lead for good in the bottom of the second when Tanner Morris laced a double down the left field line to score Alex Tappen. The two-bagger was Morris’ ACC-leading 18th of the year and he now has a double in five of his last six games.
Making his third start of the year and second as the designated hitter, Devin Ortiz reached base four times and went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored. His offensive outburst came after pitching a career-high four innings in Tuesday night’s game at James Madison.
Tappen smacked two doubles during a 3-for-4 night and drove in three runs to up his season RBI total to 18.