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Virginia uses its breaks to beat USC in NCAA baseball regional opener
Virginia uses its breaks to beat USC in NCAA baseball regional opener

Sometimes it takes a little luck, and it didn't go USC's way Friday in a 6-1 loss to Virginia in the opening game of the NCAA baseball tournament's Lake Elsinore Regional. The Trojans had two runners on base with a scoreless tie and one out in the sixth inning when Timmy Robinson hit a warning-track drive. Battling the sun, Cavaliers right fielder Joe McCarthy appeared to lose the ball but it struck the heel of his glove and popped in the air, giving him enough time to snow-cone it and flip it up again. Then he smothered it against his body for a catch. Dante Flores grounded out to Virginia starter Connor Jones to end the threat. "That play was a big moment,"...

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