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Oct. 6, 2014

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Blue team finished off a 3-game series sweep Sunday evening with a 4-2 win over the Orange team in the Orange & Blue World Series at Davenport Field. The second 3-game series begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Game 4 will air live on WINA 1070-AM in Charlottesville and online at

The seven-game Orange & Blue World Series will be broken up into two three-game series (Games 1-3 and Games 4-6 are separate series) as well as a stand-alone Game 7. If a given team wins the first two games of either series, the third game of that series will be played based on run differential of the first two games to allow the trailing team a chance to still win the series. Each team is encouraged to score as many runs as possible and not worry about running up the score.

There is no admission charge for any of Virginia’s exhibition games or Orange and Blue World Series contests. Free parking will be available in the University Hall lot. Fans should plan to enter Davenport Field for all fall games along the first-base line and not the main gate. The best route to reach this entrance is by using the road adjacent to the Lannigan Field track complex.

Game 3: Blue 4, Orange 2
The Blue earned its third straight win Sunday, getting a tiebreaking two-run home run from Robbie Coman (Jr., Lake Worth, Fla.) in the sixth inning to earn the victory. Coman went 3-for-4 in the win, while Kenny Towns (Sr., Burke, Va.) also was 3-for-4.

The Orange was limited to four hits by Blue pitchers Nathan Kirby (Jr., Midlothian, Va.) and Matt Doughty (Fr., Roanoke, Va.). Kirby allowed two runs and struck out nine over five innings, while Doughty tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win.

The Orange put runners on second and third with none out in the seventh, but Doughty buckled down to retire the final three batters without allowing a run.

Orange starter Brandon Waddell (Jr., Houston, Texas) worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits with a pair of strikeouts. Reliever Bennett Sousa (Fr., North Palm Beach, Fla.) took the loss after giving up Coman’s blast in the sixth inning.

Game 2: Blue 3, Orange 2
The Blue team rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to walk off with a 3-2 win over the Orange on Friday night. Justin Novak (Fr., Tokyo, Japan) singled with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh to bring home the winning score.

Alec Bettinger (So., Woodbridge, Va.) earned the win in relief for the Blue after working 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Josh Sborz (Jr., McLean, Va.) took the loss for the Orange after giving up a pair of runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings.

UVa freshman starting pitchers Derek Casey (Mechanicsville, Va.) and Tommy Doyle (Vienna, Va.) each were strong. Casey worked 4 1/3 innings of one-run baseball for the Blue, giving up an earned run, three hits and a walk while fanning three. Doyle allowed an unearned run, one hit and three walks in three innings.

There were just nine hits in the game. Towns had a pair of hits and scored twice for the Blue, which had six hits total.

The Orange took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning on an RBI groundout from Christian Lowry (Fr., Chesapeake, Va.). The Blue then stormed back in the seventh inning. Joe McCarthy (Jr., Scranton, Pa.) led off with a single and scored when Towns doubled to left. Coman walked, and Kevin Doherty (Jr., Laytonsville, Md.) bunted the runners over. Facing a five-man infield, Novak singled to right to bring the winning run home.

2014 Orange & Blue World Series
Game 1:
Blue 12, Orange 0
Game 2: Blue 3, Orange 2
Game 3: Blue 4, Orange 2

Game 4: Tue., Oct. 7, 6 p.m.
Game 5: Tue., Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
Game 6: Fri., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. (Ring Ceremony)

Game 7: Sat., Oct. 18, time TBA

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