CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Antonio Alvarez drove in four runs and Andrew MacDonald pitched 3 1-3 scoreless innings, leading Elon to a 10-7 victory against N.C. Wilmington on Friday on the first day of the Charlottesville regional.
MacDonald (5-1) allowed a single that tied the game at 7 in the sixth, then shut down the Seahawks on one hit the rest of the way.
Elon will face Virginia on Saturday, while Wilmington faces Army in an elimination game.
Alvarez hit an RBI double in the second and a three-run double in the sixth, when Elon scored five times to erase a 5-2 deficit.
Pinch-hitter Wil Leathers followed with a home run, and Chris Bresnahan added a two-run single in the eighth to pad the lead for the Phoenix (33-28).
Wilmington (37-22) got two RBIs each from Terence Connelly and Andy Austin.
Seahawks starter Mat Batts (9-4) allowed eight hits and eight runs, seven earned, in six innings.
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