UVA beats Cal 4-1, advances in College World Series

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - John Hicks' RBI single in the seventh inning broke a scoreless tie and Virginia went on to beat California 4-1 on Sunday in the College World Series.

California's Austin Booker, right, is caught stealing second base by Virginia's second baseman Keith Werman, in the third inning in Omaha, Neb., Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

Danny Hultzen and Tyler Wilson were within an out of combining for the first CWS shutout in five years before Chad Bunting dropped a run-scoring single over shortstop with two out in the ninth.

Hicks' one-out hit into center ended the longest scoreless CWS game in 24 years, and Steve Proscia followed with a sacrifice fly.

The Cavaliers (55-10) advanced to a Bracket Two winners' game Tuesday night against South Carolina.

Hultzen, the Number Two overall pick by the Seattle Mariners, scattered three hits over six-and-a-third innings. Wilson (9-0) got the win, and Branden Kline earned his 18th save.

Logan Scott (1-2) took the loss.

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