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Virginia beats Maryland 7-3 to tie NCAA super regional

Virginia catcher Robbie Coman (8) collides with Maryland catcher Kevin Martir (32) knocking the ball loose and scoring in the eighth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kenny Towns had three hits, Artie Lewicki pitched 3 1/3 innings of solid relief and Virginia beat Maryland 7-3 Sunday to force a deciding game 3 of the NCAA Charlottesville super regional.

The Cavaliers (48-14) had 17 hits, including four in a decisive seventh inning as they sent eight batters to the plate and scored three runs. Towns, Derek Fisher and Brandon Downes came through with RBIs.

Lewicki relieved starter Brandon Waddell (9-3) with two outs and runners at first and second base in the sixth. The right-hander left those runners stranded and then retired seven straight until the ninth inning.

Maryland starter Mike Shawaryn (11-4) gave up five runs on a season-high 12 hits. The Terrapins (40-22) got three hits and an RBI from Brandon Lowe.

Game 3 is Monday.

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