Wildcats Fall in NCAA Super Regional Opener, 7-4

By Jayson Henderson

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A go-ahead three-run homer by Henry Godbout led Virginia to a 7-4 victory over K-State on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional series at Disharoon Park.

K-State (35-25) held a 3-0 lead into the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run double from Kaelen Culpepper, before Virginia gained a one-run lead. David Bishop tied the game with his fourth homer of the season in the seventh, but Godbout’s two-out blast gave Virginia (45-15) a 1-0 series lead.

K-State’s head coach Pete Hughes praised the game’s intensity and acknowledged Virginia’s key moments. Left-hander Owen Boerema struck out five and allowed four runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Freshman Blake Dean took the loss, allowing two runs in relief.

Game two is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, with K-State’s Jackson Wentworth facing UVA’s Jay Woolfolk. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU and the K-State Sports Network.

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