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Playoff-bound Lynchburg drops regular-season finale

Kevin Ahrens hit his league-leading 41st double of the year, and Jose Martinez and Sean Godfrey each notched an RBI Monday, but the Lynchburg HIllcats fell to Myrtle Beach in the regular-season finale at TicketReturn.com Field, 3-2.


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Late grand slam stuns Lynchburg Hillcats

With Lynchburg leading 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Ryan Cordell hit a grand slam to left field to catapult Myrtle Beach to a 5-2 victory at TicketReturn.com Field Saturday night.


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Wilmington blanks Potomac Nationals, 2-0

The Potomac Nationals (75-57, 37-26) were shut out for the second straight night at Frawley Stadium on Friday evening as the Wilmington Blue Rocks (64-69, 31-34) earned a 2-0 victory in the Game Five series finale.


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Frederick Keys top Salem Red Sox, 6-4

Salem scored four times in the fourth to create a 4-0 lead, but Frederick furiously fought back, jacking three homers in their final three offensive innings and soaring to a 6-4 victory on Friday night at Harry Grove Stadium.


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P-Nats sweep Wilmington, clinch Carolina League playoff berth

The Potomac Nationals (75-55, 37-24) clinched a 2014 second-half Carolina League Northern Division Championship at Frawley Stadium by beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks (62-69, 29-34) in Game One of a doubleheader on Wednesday evening by the final score of 3-0.


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Hillcats drop series opener in Carolina, 4-3

Two errors in the ninth inning opened the door for the Hillcats, trailing 4-3 in the final frame, but Lynchburg stranded the tying run at third base and fell to Carolina in the series opener of a four-game set Tuesday night.


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Lynchburg Hillcats losing streak hits eight games

Blake Brown went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, but Lynchburg’s losing streak increased to eight Friday night as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans used two different four-run frames to claim an 8-2 victory over the Hillcats in the series opener at Calvin Falwell Field.


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P-Nats sweep doubleheader from Lynchburg

Lynchburg couldn’t halt its skid Wednesday night, as the Hillcats dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Potomac to move its losing streak to seven games.


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Six-run second lifts Dash over Salem Red Sox

The Salem Red Sox tasted defeat for the first time since August 6 on Tuesday night, as Winston used one big inning to snap Salem’s eight-game winning streak.


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Hillcats win streak at five with 4-3 win over Winston-Salem

Jose Martinez provided the game-winning hit, driving home Eric Garcia from second base in the ninth inning, to complete a three-run comeback and give the Hillcats a 4-3 victory at BB&T Ballpark Wednesday night.


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Richmond blanks SeaDogs, 6-0, takes frontrunner series

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (68-53) used four hurlers to blank the Portland Sea Dogs, 6-0, at The Diamond on Sundayafternoon.


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Richmond Flying Squirrels snap eight-game losing skid

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (67-52) snapped a franchise-record eight-game losing streak with a, 5-1, win over the Portland SeaDogs (74-46) at The Diamond on Friday night.


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Salem Red Sox avoid sweep, top Lynchburg Hillcats, 5-2

Carlos Asuaje launched a three run home run off Cody Scarpetta in the bottom of the seventh to give the Salem Red Sox a three run lead which they would not relinquish.


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Richmond Flying Squirrels losing streak hits six

The Richmond Flying Squirrels’ (66-50) losing skid hit six games as the Binghamton Mets (67-48) rolled to a, 9-6, win at The Diamond on Tuesday night.


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Salem Red Sox hang on, top Myrtle Beach in series opener

The Salem Red Sox took a 4-0 lead after five and a half innings and held on the rest of the way for a 4-3 victory over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at TicketReturn.com Field Friday night.


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Salem Red Sox walk off, avoid sweep with win over Carolina

Kevin Heller singled in Reed Gragnani with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the Salem Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Mudcats at LewisGale Field Thursday night.


Potomac Nationals

Myrtle Beach, in extras, completes sweep of Potomac Nationals

The Potomac Nationals (58-49, 20-18) and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (66-43, 22-19) took 16 innings to complete their series-ending contest at Pfitzner Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The


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Richmond Flying Squirrels snap losing skid, top Senators, 2-1

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (65-44) snuck past the Harrisburg Senators (43-64), 2-1, to snap a three-game slide on Monday night at The Diamond.


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Lynchburg Hillcats complete sweep of Frederick Keys

A pitchers duel took a turn in favor of the Lynchburg Hillcats in the eighth inning today. The Lynchburg Hillcats batted around the order, scored five runs to break a 2-2 tie, and went on to beat the Frederick Keys 8-3.


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Long ball lifts Myrtle Beach past Salem Red Sox, 4-2

Royce Bolinger and Jorge Alfaro both hit homer runs as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat the Salem Red Sox 4-2 at LewisGale Field Saturday night.


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Snodgrass pitches Richmond past Akron, 2-0

Lefty Jack Snodgrass rode to the rescue of a depleted bullpen, turning in seven scoreless innings as the Richmond Flying Squirrels (61-41) blanked the Akron RubberDucks (57-46), 2-0, on Monday night at Canal Park.


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Lynchburg makes it three in a row, tops Wilmington, 6-3

The Lynchburg Hillcats defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-4 tonight, winning their third in a row. Justin Bloxom went 3-for-3 with a two-run double, leading the offense for the Hillcats. Meanwhile, Jarett Miller tossed his seventh quality start in his last eight appearances, allowing just one run over six innings.


Waynesboro Generals nip Winchester Royals, 5-4

Will Lowman pitched four scoreless innings out of the bullpen, lifting the Waynesboro Generals to a 5-4 win over the Winchester Royals at Kate Collins Field Saturday night.


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Potomac Nationals defeat Frederick Keys, 7-5

The Potomac Nationals (49-40, 11-9) bested the Frederick Keys (42-48, 10-13) by the score of 7-5 in a seesaw hitfest on Saturday evening at Harry Grove Stadium in the second game of a four-game road series.


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Salem Red Sox rally falls short in 9-8 loss to Frederick

The Salem Red Sox scored five runs after the sixth innings to get within a run, but fell 9-8 to the Frederick Keys at LewisGale Field on Monday night.


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Akron RubberDucks top Richmond Flying Squirrels, 3-1

In the first meeting of the season between the two clubs, the Akron RubberDucks (51-39) defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels (53-37), 3-1, at The Diamond on Monday night.


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Wilmington blanks Potomac Nationals, 4-0

The Potomac Nationals (44-37, 6-6) were blanked by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (39-43, 6-8) in a shortened series Game Two that was completed in seven innings at Frawley Stadium on Wednesday evening in 4-0 fashion.


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Carolina Mudcats top Salem Red Sox, 4-2

Ryan Merritt lived up to his all-star game starting pitcher status Friday night, surrendering just an earned run in seven and a third innings in the Carolina Mudcats 4-2 victory over the Salem Red Sox at LewisGale Field.


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Salem Red Sox walk off, defeat Carolina, 2-1

The Salem Red Sox beat the Carolina Mudcats 2-1 at LewisGale Field Thursday night. Ryan Dent smashed a Clayton Cook pitch off the left field wall in the bottom of the ninth to score pinch runner Jose Vinicio to give the Sox their fourth walk-off win of the season.


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Lynchburg Hillcats slug Wilmington, 11-7

The Lynchburg Hillcats scored more runs than any other team this season at Frawley Stadium in their 11-7 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks.


Press Conference: UVA’s final 2014 College World Series presser

Press conference with UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Artie Lewicki, Daniel Pinero and Joe McCarthy following the Cavs’ 3-2 loss in the championship game of the 2014 College World Series.


Not on Nathan Kirby: UVA lefty just didn’t have it

What UVA ace Nathan Kirby endured Monday night in Game 1 of the 2014 College World Series was Rick Ankiel-like, Steve Blass-like.


Once again: UVA’s Josh Sborz come up big

UVA pitching coach Karl Kuhn had a simple message for starting pitcher Josh Sborz.


Press Conference: UVA defeats Ole Miss, 4-1

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Robbie Coman, Artie Lewicki and Josh Sborz talk with reporters after the Hoos defeated Ole Miss, 4-1, on Saturday to advance to the College World Series FInals.


Report: Jeremy Massie to get start for Ole Miss vs. UVA

RebelGrove.com is reporting that senior lefthander Jeremy Massie will get the start tonight for Ole Miss in its elimination game against UVA in the College World Series.


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.


Marathon: UVA outlasts TCU in 15 innings, 3-2

Daniel Pinero hit a liner to deep center with one out in the bottom of the 15th, and pinch-runner Thomas Woodruff tagged up and scored from third with the winning run for UVA in a dramatic 3-2 College World Series win over TCU on Tuesday.


College World Series: Where does Artie Lewicki fit into UVA’s plans?

Artie Lewicki worked his way back into the starting rotation one outing at a time in 2014. But now that Lewicki has earned his spot, it’s looking like he might be more valuable to UVA coach Brian O’Connor coming back out of the bullpen.


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.


Muddle in the middle: The weak link in the UVA baseball chain?

Middle relief has been the weak link for UVA baseball’s run toward a national title in recent weeks, even as UVA coach Brian O’Connor has done his best to mask the issue with the front door of his bullpen.


Rolls of the dice: Sborz outduels Ruse to fuel UVA win

Brian O’Connor went to bed Saturday night after his UVA baseball team had dropped Game 1 of its Super Regional series to Maryland knowing that he would use his Game 3 starter, Artie Lewicki, to get whatever late key outs he needed in Game 2.


Update: UVA-Maryland to start at 7, Josh Sborz to get ball for ‘Hoos

Game 3 of the 2014 NCAA Super Regional series between #3 UVA and Maryland will have a 7 p.m. first pitch, it was announced this evening on Twitter.


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.


Press Conference: UVA baseball after Game 2 Super Regional win

Postgame interview with UVA coach Brian O’Connor and Cavalier players following VIrginia’s 7-3 win in Game 2 of the 2014 NCAA Super Regionals over Maryland.


Press Conference: Maryland after 7-3 Game 2 loss

Postgame interviews with Maryland coaches and players after the Terps’ 7-3 loss in Game 2 of the 2014 NCAA Super Regionals to #3 UVA.


Press Conference: Maryland

Interviews with Maryland baseball coach John Szefc after the Terps’ 5-4 win over UVA in Game 1 of their Super Regional series on Saturday.


Quick observations: How Game 1 was lost for UVA

How did third-seeded UVA drop Game 1 to Maryland? For starters, the starters. Nathan Kirby, lights on last week in a 3-0 win over Arkansas, giving up just one hit in eight innings, was anything but lights out on Saturday against the light-hitting Terps, giving up five runs on seven hits in four and two-thirds.


Five out of six ain’t bad: UVA baseball back in the Super Regionals

The dust, literally, had not settled on UVA’s 9-2 win over Arkansas that put the ‘Hoos into the Super Regionals, and already a reporter was asking about the next opponent, ACC rival Maryland.


Press Conference: Bucknell-Liberty NCAA Charlottesville Regional

Postgame quotes from coaches and players following the 5-2 Bucknell victory over Liberty in the 2014 NCAA Charlottesville Regional.