The usually hot-hitting Tennessee Vols could not push a single run across in a 6-0 loss to Virginia in the opening game of the College World Series on Sunday afternoon.
Senior Andrew Abbott blanked the Vols before turning it over to the solid Cavalier bullpen.
Tennessee was outhit 13-6 as they fall to the losers' bracket in the double-elimination tournament.
There was a promising start for the Vols with a walk and a hit, but Abbott came back with a strikeout, popup, strikeout.
Chad Dallas cruised along himself in the opening innings except for a homer by catcher Logan Michaels - his only long ball of the season - in the top of the third.
The Vols, just down 1-0, again had a walk and a hit to lead off the fifth. A sacrifice bunt put runners at second and third. But Liam Spence lined out to a leaping second baseman, then a grounder up the middle was tracked down and ended the inning.
The Cavaliers broke things open with four runs in the seventh. Michaels was again in the middle of the action with a solid hit in front of the centerfielder.
Virginia added another run in the top of the ninth off Cleveland, Tn.'s Cam Sewell. After the bases were loaded with no out, the sixth run came in on a double play grounder.