Super Regional Preview: #3 UVA hosts ACC rival Maryland
The UVA baseball team takes on Maryland this weekend in the best-of-three NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional at Davenport Field in the first-ever Super Regional matching ACC foes. The series winner earns a berth in the College World Series next week. The teams will play at noon on Saturday and Sunday. If necessary, the third game is tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday.
ESPN2 will broadcast the Charlottesville Super Regional. ESPN3 will air video broadcasts online. wina 1070-AM and WINA.com will carry the live radio broadcast of the Super Regional. Select stations also the Virginia Sports Radio Network also will pick up the coverage.
Live statistics (GameTracker) also will be located on VirginiaSports.com. The live stats also can be accessed through the Virginia Sports app, which is available through iTunes.
There is a $5 cash parking charge on Sunday for the University Hall, John Paul Jones Arena, and McCue Center lots. Free parking will be available at the Emmet/Ivy Garage.
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Virginia in the NCAA Baseball Championship
Virginia has competed in 14 NCAA tournaments, including the last 11. UVa is 36-29 in the tournament, including 24-13 over the last six seasons. Under Brian O’Connor (since 2004), UVa is 30-23 in the NCAA tourney. UVa owns five regional championships (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) and advanced to the College World Series in 2009 and 2011.
Virginia Reaches Super Regional for Fifth Time in Six Years
Virginia and Florida State are the only schools to reach a super regional in five of the last six seasons. UVa is hosting its fourth super regional in the last five years (played in 2009 NCAA Super Regional at Ole Miss).
Virginia Earns No. 3 National Seed
Seeded third in the 2014 field, Virginia has earned a national seed for the fourth time (all in the last five years). UVa was the No. 5 seed in 2010, the top seed in 2011 and the No. 6 seed last year. Virginia joins Florida and Florida State as the lone schools to earn national seeds in four of the last five years.
UVa is the highest remaining seed in the tournament. Only three of the eight national seeds advanced (No. 6 Louisiana-Lafayette and No. 7 TCU).
Pitching Carries UVa Through Regional
Virginia’s pitching staff came up big in the regional as the Cavaliers allowed three runs, fewest of any team in the tournament. Five teams allowed four runs each in the regional.
UVa’s starters worked 21 2/3 scoreless innings in the regional before allowing a run. UVa pitchers struck out 25 and walked seven while limiting their regional foes to a .151 batting average.