Cal baseball gets it second shot against Virginia in the 2011 College World Series, and this time they cannot lose. The victor will go on to face South Carolina and need two wins to advance to the championship round; the loser is done.
The Cavaliers shut down the Golden Bear offense in their first game behind Danny Hulzen's and Tyler Wilson's pitching, and finally broke through late in the seventh after being held in check mainly by relief pitcher Logan Scott (who pitched most of the way after an ineffective start by Erik Johnson). Cal is going to need much, much more if they plan not only to win tonight, but also give themselves a fighting shot of winning the next two games. The bats need to keep on sparking like they did against Texas A&M.
Virginia will send back out Wilson, who did a real good job at holding Cal down for two and one-thirds innings of relief. Cal will counter with Dixon Anderson, one of their few remaining options at pitcher after Justin Jones was ruled out for the remainder of the postseason. Anderson pitched average during the regular season (good enough to be the fourth starter) but picked it up a bit in the playoffs.
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