CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Brandon Waddell allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings and Virginia scored six times in the second inning and won the Charlottesville regional with a 9-2 victory against Arkansas on Sunday night.
Waddell (8-3) extended the scoreless inning streak for Cavaliers starting pitchers to 21 2-3 innings before allowing a two-out, two-run homer to Krisjon Wilkerson in the seventh.
The Razorbacks (40-25) beat Bucknell 10-0 earlier in the day to reach the final, but Waddell allowed just seven hits before Whit Mayberry finished, allowing just one hit.
The Cavaliers (47-13) advanced to the super regionals for the fifth time in six years. They will face ACC foe Maryland, which stunned South Carolina with a pair of wins.
The Cavaliers got on the board on a single, a hit batter and two walks in the third. Derek Fisher and John La Prise later added two-run singles.
NCAA Division I Baseball Regional
By The Associated Press
At Charlottesville, Va.
Friday, May 30
Virginia 10, Bucknell 1
Arkansas 3, Liberty 2
Saturday, May 31
Bucknell 5, Liberty 2; Liberty eliminated
Virginia 3, Arkansas 0
Sunday, June 1
Game 5 — Arkansas 10, Bucknell 0; Bucknell eliminated
Game 6 — Virginia 9, Arkansas 2; Virginia wins regional