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BLACKSBURG, Va. -- For Andrew Wells, a sixth-year Virginia Tech senior whose collegiate career was interrupted by Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, facing the New York Yankees at English Field on Tuesday might have been a mismatch. It actually was a no-lose situation. There were no anxious moments spent lying awake, pondering how to pitch to the likes of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada. Though, give the left-hander and team captain credit -- he did recognize that A-Rod can hit the ball an awfully long way and that it was probably best to pitch away from the reigning American League Most Valuable Player. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Wells said. "I just want to go out, enjoy it and throw strikes. There's no way I can fail. If I face the first nine and they all hit home runs, I can say I faced nine Yankees and walk off and enjoy it." Wells fared better than that, holding the Major Leagues' most potent lineup from a year ago to one unearned run over one inning. By all accounts, the Yankees' charity exhibition
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