The Cal Golden Bears are going to need some late-inning offense if they want to advance to another 2011 College World Series elimination game on Friday. But they'll need to do just that, as they are down, 6-0, to the Virginia Cavaliers.
After scoring two runs in the third inning, the Cavs came back in the top of the sixth inning with four more runs. Kenny Swab put the first run on the board when he singled to center field, but a fielding error by Darrel Matthews sent Swab all the way home. David Coleman followed with a double and scored on a Keith Werman single. Chris Taylor doubled in Werman, and Taylor scored on a John Barr single.
Cal starter Dixon Anderson left after three innings, having allowed two runs. Kevin Miller relieved and allowed four runs, though the fourth run scored on Louie Lechich's time on the mound. Virginia's Tyler Wilson has kept the Bears to just three hits through six innings and he has struck out five batters.
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