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Two UVA teams ready to make run for national titles?

The fifth-ranked UVA basketball team is already 11 games into its march toward the NCAA Tournament. This week, the Virginia baseball team, still a few weeks away from the start of its season, was ranked third in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll.


UVA, O’Connor got the game they wanted: It just didn’t work out

Going into Game 3 of the 2014 College World Series Finals, the series tied at one game apiece, UVA coach Brian O’Connor knew how he wanted the game to go and how in his perfect world he wanted it to end.


Unsung hero: Brandon Waddell has UVA on the brink of national title

Nathan Kirby is the ACC co-pitcher of the year. Nick Howard is the first-round draft pick. Artie Lewicki might be the best all-around pitcher on the UVA staff. But make no mistake about it: Brandon Waddell is its heart and soul.


Waddell pitches UVA into Game 3, ‘Hoos top Vandy, 7-2

After a rough start from ace Nathan Kirby in a 9-8 Game 1 loss to Vanderbilt, UVA needed Brandon Waddell to go deep in Game 2 to keep the ‘Hoos hopes for the program’s first national title alive.


Vandy rocks Kirby, holds on for 9-8 win over UVA in CWS Game 1

Vanderbilt scored nine runs in a third-inning nightmare for UVA ace Nathan Kirby, and held off a game-long Virginia rally to post a 9-8 win in Game 1 of the College World Series.


Live Blog: UVA vs. Ole Miss in the College World Series, Part Deux

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during today’s resumption of the suspended College World Series game between UVA (51-14) and Ole Miss (48-20).


Rain, rain, go away: UVA-Ole Miss game suspended to 3 p.m. Saturday

Friday night’s UVA-Ole Miss baseball game in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha has been suspended because of inclement weather.


Chris Graham: UVA baseball handles expectations on way to CWS

It wasn’t just the preseason #1 ranking. The heralded 2011 UVA baseball signing class has had to carry the weight of expectations for three years.


#3 UVA defeats Maryland, 7-3; CWS berth on the line Monday

UVA coach Brian O’Connor had to go to his starting rotation to close out a 7-3 win in Game 2 of the Cavs’ Super Regional series with Maryland on Sunday at Davenport Field.


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UVA’s Whit Mayberry, Nate Irving selected in MLB Draft

UVA baseball players Whit Mayberry (R-Sr., Alexandria, Va.) and Nate Irving (Jr., Yonkers, N.Y.) each were selected Saturday in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


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Three more UVA baseball players taken on Day 2 of MLB Draft

Three members of the UVA baseball team were selected Friday in the second day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


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UVA’s Nick Howard, Derek Fisher, Mike Papi taken in MLB Draft

Three members of the UVA baseball team, Nick Howard (Jr., Olney, Md.), Derek Fisher (Jr., Rexmont, Pa.) and Mike Papi (Jr., Tunkhannock, Pa.), were selected in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday.


Seven-run sixth, strong outing from Lewicki, lift UVA over Bucknell, 10-1

Artie Lewicki gave up three hits in seven scoreless innings, and a slumbering UVA offense woke up with a seven-run sixth to break open a close game and push the top-seeded ‘Hoos to a 10-1 win over #4 seed Bucknell on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Baseball Charlottesville Regional.


Does UVA baseball have enough hitting to get to Omaha?

We’ve already looked at the question of whether #3 national seed UVA baseball has enough pitching to get to the 2014 College World Series. Now to the question that has vexed Virginia fans and ‘Hoos coach Brian O’Connor all season long: is there enough hitting there to get UVA to Omaha?


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#3 UVa. nips North Carolina, 3-2, in 2014 ACC Baseball Championships

An eighth-inning Derek Fisher RBI single broke a 2-2 tie to give third-ranked UVA a narrow 3-2 win over North Carolina on Friday night on Day 4 of the 2014 ACC Baseball Championships.


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#1 UVa. baseball drops series finale to Wake Forest, 4-3

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team lost its regular-season finale, 4-3, to Wake Forest Saturday at Wake Forest Baseball Park.


Augusta Free Press to cover the 2014 ACC Baseball Tournament

AFP is following the top-ranked UVa. baseball team to the 2014 ACC Baseball Tournament at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.


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This one goes to 11: UVa. rallies, wins in extras, 4-3

A literal walkoff bases-loaded walk to Branden Cogswell in the bottom of the 11th pushed across the winning run for top-ranked UVa. in a 4-3 win over Georgia Tech in ACC baseball action on Saturday.


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UVa. baseball is ranked #1 in the country, and this weekend in Charlottesville, the ‘Hoos will be hosting their final ACC home series of the 2014 season against rival Georgia Tech at Davenport Field in Charlottesville.


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Chris Graham: Don’t worry, UVa. baseball will be alright

The last thing you want as a college baseball coach heading into an eight-day final-exam break is to go into that break after getting pasted 8-1 on the road. Right? Well, don’t assume that UVa. baseball coach Brian O’Connor is thrilled, but he’s more OK with the ugly loss to Old Dominion Tuesday night than you might think.


Has Derek Fisher jumpstarted #1 UVa. baseball?

The short answer: Derek Fisher has been as advertised. After an 0-for-3 return in a 4-2 Virginia loss to North Carolina on April 20, Fisher, a preseason All-America left fielder who missed 25 games with a broken bone in his left field, has been on fire, going 9-for-22 (.409) at the plate with two homers and six runs batted in.


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Video: #1 UVa. baseball tops #4 Florida State, 5-3

#1 UVa. and #4 Florida State needed extra innings in the first game of the weekend series as the Cavaliers take it 5-3 in 10 frames. Derek Fisher delivered the game-winning 2-run double off of Jameis Winston in the 10th inning. Nick Howard struck out the side to secure his 14th save of the season.


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Derek Fisher two-run double lifts #1 UVa. over #4 Florida State in 10, 5-3

Derek Fisher (Jr., Rexmont, Pa.) hit a tiebreaking two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team to a 5-3 win at No. 4 Florida State Friday in the opener of a key three-game series at Dick Howser Stadium.


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#1 UVa. baseball holds on for 5-4 extra-inning win at VCU

Top-ranked UVa. got home runs from Derek Fisher and Brandon Downes and two RBI from Joe McCarthy to hold off VCU in front of a pro-Virginia crowd on Tuesday at The Diamond in Richmond, 5-4 in 10 innings.