Duke survived a late comeback effort from Virginia in its 5-4 win over the Cavaliers on Friday afternoon in Charlottesville.

It was a back-and-forth game, but the Blue Devils took control with 2 runs in the 8th inning to take a 5-4 lead.

In the 9th, Virginia’s first two hitters recorded outs. However, the Cavaliers responded with a single and a walk to put the potential winning run on 1st base.

Jake Gelof, Virginia’s No. 3-hole hitter, stepped to the plate and gave the Blue Devils a scare. With a 2-1 count, Gelof launched a ball to deep left-center field, but it died at the warning track and was caught by Duke’s Tyler Albright to end the game.

Here’s a replay:

Duke is now 1 win away from its first trip to the College World Series since 1961. The Blue Devils have only reached that stage 3 times in program history.

Game 2 will be played on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN 2.

Photo via video from NCAA Baseball on Twitter.