Brandon Waddell was excellent over seven- plus innings to help the Virginia Cavaliers to a 1-0 win over Florida on Monday night.
Waddell scattered two hits and three walks, but he got into some trouble in the eighth. Dalton Guthrie walked to begin the inning before Ryan Larson ended Waddell's night with a single that put runners at the corners. Josh Sborz was called on to work out of the jam.
Harrison Bader grounded to Sborz for the first out of the inning, then Richie Martin lined out to second and Josh Tobias grounded out to end the frame.
Sborz fired a scoreless ninth to secure his 15th save of the season.
With the bases loaded in the home sixth, Robbie Coman lifted a sacrifice fly to center for the game's only run.
A.J. Puk suffered the loss after giving up a run in 5 1/3 innings for the Gators, who will play Miami in an elimination game on Wednesday.
Earlier, Jacob Heyward went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk-off single to lead the No. 5 Hurricanes to a 4-3 win over Arkansas.
The Hurricanes will play another elimination game on Wednesday against the loser of Monday's clash between Virginia and No. 4 Florida, which crushed Miami by a 15-3 margin on Saturday.
Willie Abreu led off the ninth with a double before being lifted for pinch- runner Carl Chester. After Heyward, the younger brother of Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward, was unable to lay down a bunt to move Chester up a base, he lined a single into the left-center field gap to easily score the winning run.
In each of the final three innings, the Razorbacks had at least one runner reach scoring position, including their half of the ninth when they stranded the bases loaded.
Although Miami leads the nation in runs scored, the game was a pitchers' duel early between the Hurricanes' Thomas Woodrey and Arkansas' Keaton McKinney.