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Virginia solves Strasburg and San Diego State

May 29, 2009 |  7:04 pm

San Diego State pitcher Stephen Strasburg struck out 15 in seven innings, but Virginia scored two early runs and that proved to be more than enough in a 5-1 victory over the Aztecs in the opening game of an NCAA Division I baseball regional at UC Irvine.

Strasburg, who is expected to be chosen No. 1 overall in the major league draft, gave up a first-inning home run to designated hitter Phil Gosselin and a second-inning run on Jarrett Parker's run-scoring infield single.

San Diego State (40-22) pulled to within 2-1 on Chis Wilson's sacrifice fly in the eighth, but Steven Proscia's two-run homer against reliever Andrew Leary in the eighth gave the Cavaliers (44-12-1) all the cushion they would need.

Strasburg (13-1) gave up eight hits and did not walk a batter.

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--Gary Klein