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ATLANTA, Ga. The Virginia-Georgia Tech baseball game has been suspended until 3 p.m. Saturday because of heavy rain. The game will be played as part of a doubleheader with the originally-scheduled game, which will start at 6 p.m. Saturday following the conclusion of the first contest. The Friday game was stopped at 8:11 p.m. with the Cavaliers leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

When the game picks up Saturday, the Yellow Jackets will have runners on first and second with one out. Jason Garafalo had a 2-2 count against Virginia starting pitcher Danny Hultzen when the game was stopped.

Lightning and a tornado warning prompted the stoppage of play, and heavy rain shortly followed. The tornado warning ended at 8:30 p.m. ET, but a nasty line of thunderstorms drenched the stadium, with a bit of hail and strong winds mixed in.

Georgia Tech scored the game’s first run in the third inning. With one out, Jay Dantzler fouled off several 3-2 pitches before drawing a walk. He scored when Chris House doubled down the left-field line.

After McGuire set the first nine UVa batters down in order, Virginia’s first five batters in the fourth reached base as the Cavaliers put up three runs in the inning. Jarrett Parker (So., Stafford, Va.) led off and deposited a 3-2 Deck McGuire offering into the evergreens in right-center. It was Parker’s 10th home run this season. John Hicks (Fr., Sandy Hook, Va.) then ripped a single into left field and scored when Phil Gosselin (So., West Chester, Pa.) tripled into the right-field corner.

After Dan Grovatt (So., Tabernacle, N.J.) walked, Steven Proscia (Fr., Suffern, N.Y.) fought off a two-strike pitch and blooped it to center for a single to score Gosselin.

Georgia Tech responded with a run in its half of the fourth. Jason Haniger led off with a single and moved to second one out later when Luke Murton was hit by a pitch. Matt Skole then blooped an 0-2 pitch into left field to score Haniger. With Garofalo at the plate with a 2-2 count, the game was stopped.

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