CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. —
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 the Liberty-Arkansas winner today at 8 p.m., while Bucknell (30-20-1) will play the loser at 2 p.m.
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 Virginia’s seven-run 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.
Bucknell scored its lone run in the top of the eighth inning on a bases-loaded wild pitch by Virginia’s Connor Jones, who allowed one hit and two walks in one inning of relief.
Freshman right-hander Alec Bettinger struck out the side in the ninth to end it.
NCAA Div. I Baseball Regional
By The Associated Press
At Charlottesville, Va.
Friday, May 30
Virginia 10, Bucknell 1
Arkansas 3, Liberty 2
Saturday, May 31
Game 3 — Bucknell (30-20-1) vs. Liberty (41-17), 2 p.m.
Game 4 — Virginia (45-13) vs. Arkansas (39-23), 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 1
Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m.
Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8 p.m.
Monday, June 2
Game 7 (if necessary) — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.