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Virginia beats Bucknell 10-1 in NCAA opener

Friday - 5/30/2014, 10:58pm  ET

Bucknell outfielder Brett Smith (2) scores a run as Virginia pitcher Connor Jones (30) bobbles the ball in the eighth inning during an NCAA college regional tournament baseball game in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, May 30, 2014. Virginia won the game 10-1. Smith scored on a wild pitch. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Artie Lewicki limited Bucknell to three hits in seven shutout innings, and Virginia had a seven-run sixth inning in its 10-1 victory Friday in the first game of the NCAA regional.

Lewicki (6-1) struck out five to help Virginia (45-13) move closer to advancing to its fifth super regional in six years. The Cavaliers will face Arkansas on Saturday, while Bucknell (30-20-1) will play Liberty in an elimination game.

Bucknell committed four errors and the Cavaliers cashed in with nine unearned runs. Bucknell starter Bryson Hough (8-4) gave up only one earned run in five innings.

In the sixth, a throwing error led to two runs, and Derek Fisher had a two-run single.

The Cavaliers' Mike Papi and John La Prise each had three hits.


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