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UVA alum Brandon Waddell, Curve, top Squirrels

The Flying Squirrels woes against the Altoona Curve continued on Wednesday night in extra innings as Curve first baseman Edwin Espinal blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th inning.


UVA baseball’s Brandon Waddell, Thomas Woodruff named to All-ACC Academic Team

UVA left-handed pitcher Brandon Waddell (Jr., Houston, Texas) and infielder/outfielder Thomas Woodruff (Sr., Clifton, Va.), each were named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, announced Monday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.


Podcast: UVA baseball’s Brian O’Connor, Brandon Waddell, Kenny Towns, Josh Sborz talk College World Series, national championship

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Brandon Waddell, Kenny Towns and Josh Sborz talk with reporters on Thursday before a celebration event at the John Paul Jones Arena marking the program’s 2015 national championship.


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Podcast: The first-ever Championship Edition of UVA Sports Today wraps the 2015 College World Series

The UVA Sports Today crew – host Jeff Fife and Augusta Free Press staffers Scott German and Chris Graham – bring the first-ever Championship Edition of the podcast in the wake of Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vanderbilt in the 2015 College World Series that clinched the program’s first national championship. Scott nominates himself the president-for-life in the Brian O’Connor Fan Club, Chris begins the crowdfunding drive for statues outside Davenport for Brandon Waddell and Josh Sborz, and much, much more.


Big Game Brandon Waddell: One more chance for UVA lefty to shine at CWS

If ever a stage was a perfect fit for a star, it is the College World Series and UVA junior Brandon Waddell. The 6’3” lefty from Houston, Texas, will get his fifth career CWS start tonight in the deciding Game 3 of the 2015 Championship Series, and to date Virginia is 4-0 in his starts in 2014 and 2015.


Brandon Waddell gets start for UVA in College World Series do-or-die game

UVA junior lefty Brandon Waddell shut out Florida on two hits in seven-plus innings Monday night. He gets a chance to repeat those efforts tonight in a do-or-die game for the Cavs.


Big Game Brandon Waddell comes up, well, big, for UVA in Omaha

The first inning wasn’t going so well for UVA starting pitcher Brandon Waddell. After getting the first two out in the opening frame, Waddell, a fifth-round 2015 MLB Draft pick, hit Josh Tobias on the foot with a 2-1 pitch, then walked J.J. Schwarz on a 3-2 pitch to put two on with two out.


Waddell, Sborz combine on two-hitter: UVA outduels Florida, 1-0, in College World Series

UVA starter Brandon Waddell gave up two hits in seven-plus scoreless innings, and Josh Sborz closed out Florida by getting out of a first-and-third, no-out jam in the eighth, as the Cavs upset the Gators, 1-0, on Monday in the 2015 College World Series.


Big Game Brandon: Waddell gets the ball for UVA in College World Series

UVA junior lefty Brandon Waddell didn’t have the junior season that he or many others expected him to have. But you can bet that the Florida Gators aren’t looking at that 3-5 won-loss record and 4.15 ERA and licking their chops.


UVA baseball: Joe McCarthy, Brandon Waddell picked in fifth round of MLB Draft

UVA outfielder Joe McCarthy (Jr., Scranton, Pa.) and left-handed pitcher Brandon Waddell (Jr., Houston, Texas) were selected Tuesday during the fifth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


The secret to the UVA run to Omaha: Pitching

The weak point in UVA baseball’s underwhelming 2015 regular season was what has been the program’s strength since Brian O’Connor took the helm in 2004: pitching. But that’s so two weeks ago, to point that out.


Latest on UVA baseball: Nathan Kirby unavailable this weekend

The best-case scenario for UVA baseball is no more, Coach Brian O’Connor confirmed to reporters Thursday in California that All-America ace Nathan Kirby will not be available to pitch this weekend.


UVA pitchers Kirby, Waddell named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List

UVA left-handed pitchers Nathan Kirby (Jr., Midlothian, Va.) and Brandon Waddell (Jr., Houston, Texas) have been named to the preseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list, announced Tuesday by USA Baseball.


UVA baseball announces changes to fall ball schedule

The UVA baseball team’s 2014 Orange and Blue World Series begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field. The seven-game intrasquad series runs through Oct. 18.


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Four UVA baseball players named Academic All-ACC

Four student-athletes from the UVA baseball team have earned spots on the 2014 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team, announced Thursday by the conference.


Press Conference: UVA baseball after Game 2 College World Series win

Press conference with UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Brandon Waddell, Brandon Downes and Kenny Towns after the Cavs’ 7-2 win in Game 2 of the 2014 College World Series Finals.


Video: UVA press conference at the College World Series

UVA head coach Brian O’Connor and starting pitcher Brandon Waddell talk about the lefty’s dominant complete game performance in Virginia’s 7-2 win over Vanderbilt in Game 2 of the College World Series.


UVA baseball to play for national title

The UVA baseball team evened its best-of-three series against Vanderbilt with a 7-2 victory in Game Two of the 2014 Men’s College World Series Finals on Tuesday (June 24) at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.


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.


College World Series: Breaking down UVA-Vandy

UVA and Vanderbilt can both put runs on the board. Vandy is scoring 5.64 runs per game in 2014; UVA scores 5.47 runs per game. But it’s in run prevention that both excel.


Unfinished business: UVA looks to finish out historic run

UVA is in its third College World Series in the past six seasons, and with a 4-1 win over Ole Miss on Saturday will be making its first-ever appearance in the CWS Finals.


College World Series: How does UVA pitching set up?

Ideally, heading into Friday night, with Virginia having a chance to win its way to the CWS Finals, Brian O’Connor would have Artie Lewicki on the mound in the first inning, but having already thrown four innings this week, at best he will be available for an inning or two on the back end.


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.


Live Blog: UVA vs. TCU in the College World Series

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will be live blogging during Tuesday’s College World Series game between #3 national seed UVA (50-14) and #7 national seed TCU (48-16). First pitch is at 8 p.m. Eastern.


College World Series: Breaking down UVA lefty Brandon Waddell

UVA sophomore lefty Brandon Waddell isn’t going to blow you away with his fastball, though he has a good fastball, consistently 90-92 on the gun.


Mirror images: Previewing UVA vs. TCU in the College World Series

The only two national seeds to make it to Omaha for the 2014 College World Series meet Tuesday night with a lot on the line. #3 seed UVA (50-14) and #7 seed TCU (48-16) square off at 8 p.m. Eastern with the quick route to the championship series on the line.


Is UVA baseball peaking at the right time?

Assessing UVA’s chances to win it all this year, it comes down to this: if O’Connor can get the same output from his offense that he has been getting the past four weeks, and the starters continue to put up dominating, innings-eating efforts on the mound, the Cavs have to be the pick to win it all.


Chris Graham: UVA played like there was no tomorrow

Artie Lewicki was warming up in the bullpen. #3 seed UVA was up 2-1 in the sixth inning, and though starter Brandon Waddell was in the area of 70 pitches for the game, he was clearly nearing the end of his effectiveness.


#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.


Live Blog: UVA-Maryland NCAA Super Regional Game 2

Augusta Free Press is back in Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday for Game 2 of the 2014 NCAA Super Regionals pitting #3 national seed UVA (47-14) and Maryland (40-21).


Chris Graham: Another disappointment for UVA baseball fans?

UVA baseball is the Atlanta Braves of the 1990s and early 2000s. Remember those Braves teams? Always in contention for a World Series, division champs every year from 1991-2005, but only taking one world championship, in 1995.


Press Conference: UVA-Arkansas NCAA Charlottesville Regional

Press conferences with the UVA and Arkansas baseball teams following the Cavs’ 9-2 win over the Razorbacks that sends Virginia to its fifth Super Regionals in the past six years.


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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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Chris Graham: Are fans turned off by 1-0 baseball games?

UVa. scored a run in the third inning on Sunday in its series finale with Clemson on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Mike Papi that plated Robbie Coman from third base. Who knew then, but that was to be the only run in what turned out to be a 1-0 win for the second-ranked Cavs, who it would be understating things to say have been playing a lot of low-scoring ACC games in 2014.


Interview: UVa. pitcher Brandon Waddell

UVa. pitcher Brandon Waddell talks with the news media after the Cavs’ 1-0 win over Clemson on Sunday, April 13.


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Series Review: UVa. baseball takes two of three at Pitt

The pitching was great, with Nathan Kirby throwing a no-hitter Friday night, and Brandon Waddell and Nick Howard combining on a two-hit shutout on Sunday, sandwiched around Saturday, when the UVa. pitching staff gave up two runs on four hits.


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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.