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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.


Late homer lifts Vandy over UVA, 3-2, in College World Series title game

John Norwood hit a tiebreaking solo homer off UVA closer Nick Howard in the top of the eighth, Vandy closer Adam Ravenelle got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom of the eighth, and then Ravenelle closed the ninth with a pair of strikeouts, to give Vanderbilt a 3-2 win over the ‘Hoos that clinched the 2014 College World Series championship.


Live Blog: UVA vs. Vandy for the College World Series championship

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during Game 3 of the 2014 College World Series between UVA (53-15) and Vanderbilt (50-21).


Press Conference: UVA after Game 1 CWS loss

Postgame interviews with UVA coach Brian O’Connor and Virginia players Branden Cogswell, Nathan Kirby and Brandon Downes following the Cavs’ 9-8 loss to Vanderbilt in Game 1 of the 2014 College World Series finals.


UVA tops Ole Miss, 4-1, advances to College World Series final

UVA got three runs in the fourth to take the lead, and Josh Sborz, Artie Lewicki and Nick Howard put it away from there as the Cavs defeated Ole Miss, 4-1, on Saturday to advance to the College World Series Finals.


Transcript: UVA College World Series press conference

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Branden Cogswell, Daniel Pinero and Nick Howard talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 3-2, 15-inning win over TCU on Tuesday in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.


Press Conference: UVA baseball after epic College World Series win

Brian O’Connor, Daniel Pinero, Branden Cogswell and Nick Howard talk about the epic 3-2 UVA win over TCU in 15 innings. Pinero drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly to give the Cavaliers a 2-0 record in the CWS.


What a game! UVA endures in College World Series

It’s 2-1 TCU in the second inning, and UVA pitching coach Karl Kuhn is on the mound talking with starting pitcher Brandon Waddell with reliever Whit Mayberry in the bullpen.


Big Papi! UVA takes down Ole Miss on walkoff, 2-1

Mike Papi rode a 3-2, two-out pitch to the gap in right-center to score pinch-runner Thomas Woodruff from second base, lifting UVA to a 2-1 win over Ole Miss in the College World Series Sunday night in Omaha, Neb.


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.


UVA defeats Maryland, 11-2, headed to College World Series

Josh Sborz pitched the game of his life, giving #3 seed UVA seven shutout innings in his first start in more than a month, and the Cavalier offense jumped on Maryland early and often, as Virginia swamped Maryland, 11-2, on Monday night to earn the program’s third College World Series berth in the past six 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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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.


UVA rally falls short, Cavs fall to Maryland, 7-6, in ACC Tournament

The UVA baseball team dropped a 7-6 contest to Maryland Thursday in the Cavaliers’ first game at the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.


#2 UVA baseball ready for ACC Tournament

The UVA baseball team starts postseason play on Thursday (May 22) as it competes in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.


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UVa.’s Nathan Kirby, Brian O’Connor honored by ACC

Highlighted by ACC Co-Pitcher of the Year Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.), a league-high eight members of the Virginia baseball team were named to the 2014 All-ACC Team, announced Monday by the conference office.


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#1 UVa. baseball splits two with Wake Forest

The top-ranked Virginia baseball team split a doubleheader Friday against Wake Forest at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Demon Deacons rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth inning of Game 1 to win 6-5 in 10 innings, but Virginia responded with a 7-2 triumph in the nightcap.


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#1 UVa. baseball completes sweep with 3-1 win over Georgia Tech

The No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team completed a three-game series sweep of Georgia Tech with a 3-1 victory Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Davenport Field.


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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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#1 UVa. baseball breezes past #22 Liberty, 8-2

A solid midweek Charlottesville baseball crowd expected a tight battle in a rare in-state matchup of Top 25 teams, but Artie Lewicki and a potent UVa. offense took away any drama early.


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#1 UVa. baseball takes series at #4 Florida State with 4-3 Sunday win

The No. 1-ranked UVa. baseball team earned another ACC series win with a 4-3 victory at No. 4 Florida State Sunday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.


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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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No offense: That’s the problem for UVa. baseball

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Yes, we reference Mark Twain in pointing out the dirty little secret of UVa. baseball: that it’s winning in spite of the fact that its offense is among the most anemic in the ACC.


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Second Report: #1 UVa. baseball falls to North Carolina, 4-2

North Carolina avoided a series sweep with a 4-2 victory over the top-ranked UVa. baseball team Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field.


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North Carolina takes ACC baseball series finale from #1 UVa., 4-2

Unranked North Carolina salvaged the final game of its weekend series at top-ranked UVa., winning on Sunday by a 4-2 final.


#1 UVa. baseball blasts William and Mary, 11-2

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team dispensed of William & Mary, 11-2, Wednesday evening at Davenport Field. Virginia (31-6) scored in all but one inning while limiting the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense to a season-low four hits.


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#2 UVa. earns key series win, tops #14 Clemson, 1-0

The second-ranked UVa. baseball team blanked No. 14 Clemson, 1-0, Sunday at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (30-6, 14-4 ACC) now have won all nine of their weekend series this year, including six in ACC play. Virginia has won eight straight conference series, dating to 2013, and nine straight home ACC series, dating to 2012.


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Chris Graham: Yes, UVa. baseball, we’ve got a problem

At first glance, the UVa. baseball problem is obvious just by looking at the offensive numbers from last year relative to this year. The ‘Hoos averaged just shy of eight runs a game in 2013, and are just shy of six runs a game in 2014. But that’s only the half of it. Literally.


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Meet the #1 UVa. baseball team

Now that the magical run of the basketball team has come to an end, it’s time to think UVa. baseball, which is still ranked #1 in the nation, and is a good bet to make its third appearance in the College World Series in the past six years.


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#1 UVa. baseball defeats ODU, 7-1

The #1 UVa. baseball team defeated Old Dominion, 7-1, Tuesday at Davenport Field. Virginia (24-4) scored its seventh straight victory after exploding for seven runs in the sixth inning in what was a scoreless game.


#2 UVa. baseball takes down Virginia Tech, 9-2

The second-ranked UVa. baseball team pounded Virginia Tech, 9-2, Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (22-4, 9-2 ACC) have taken the first two games of the series, clinching their fourth straight ACC series win of the year as well as their eighth consecutive ACC home series, dating to 2012.


#2 UVa. baseball tops Virginia Tech, 2-1

The second-ranked UVa. baseball team scored twice in the seventh inning to rally and top Virginia Tech, 2-1, Friday evening in the opener of a three-game ACC series at Davenport Field.


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#2 UVa. baseball tops Longwood, 8-1

The second-ranked UVa. baseball team defeated Longwood, 8-1, on Wednesday at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers improved to 20-4 on the season, while Longwood dropped to 12-14.


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#2 UVa. baseball tops Miami, 5-3, to take series

Nick Howard (Jr., Olney, Md.) hit the go-ahead, two-run single with one out in the ninth inning to propel the second-ranked UVa. baseball team to a 5-3 triumph at Miami Monday evening at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables, Fla.


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#3 UVa. baseball tops #25 Miami, 8-3, in 11 innings

The No. 3 UVa. baseball team scored six runs in the 11th inning in an 8-3 victory over No. 25 Miami Sunday night at Alex Rodriguez Park in Coral Gables, Fla.


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#3 UVa. baseball rolls past Princeton, 14-4

The No. 3-ranked UVa. baseball team clubbed 15 hits in the Cavaliers’ 14-4 win over the visiting Princeton Tigers (3-9) at Davenport Field on Thursday afternoon.


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#3 UVa. baseball tops Towson, 5-3

The No. 3-ranked UVa. baseball team used a four-run third inning to overcome a 3-0 deficit as the Cavaliers registered a 5-3 triumph over the visiting Towson Tigers (9-7) at Davenport Field on Wednesday afternoon.


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#3 UVa. baseball to host Towson on Wednesday

The third-ranked UVa. baseball team will play host to Towson at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Davenport Field. The game remains scheduled to be played in Charlottesville despite the storm earlier this week.