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UVA baseball’s Matt Thaiss, Connor Jones selected on Day 1 of 2016 MLB Draft

UVA’s Matt Thaiss (Jr., Jackson, N.J.) and Connor Jones (Jr., Chesapeake, Va.) were selected Thursday in the first day of the 2016 MLB Draft.

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Video: Breaking down UVA ace Connor Jones

UVA ace righthander Connor Jones is expected to go in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft. The ACC Digital Network crew breaks down Jones’ game.

Trio of UVA players named All-Americans by Baseball America

Three members of the UVA baseball team were named 2016 All-Americans by Baseball America Tuesday.

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Connor Jones pitches gem as No. 12 UVA tops No. 19 Georgia Tech

Connor Jones fired a complete-game seven-hitter in leading the No. 12 UVA baseball team to a 6-3 win over No. 19 Georgia Tech Friday.

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UVA junior Connor Jones named ACC Pitcher of the Week

UVA junior right-hander Connor Jones has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week, as announced Monday by the league office.

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UVA righty Connor Jones named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week

UVA junior right-hander Connor Jones (Chesapeake, Va.) has been named the ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week.

UVA blanks Boston College: Connor Jones throws one-hitter

Connor Jones (Jr., Chesapeake, Va.) tossed a one-hit shutout to lift the UVA baseball team to 3-0 triumph over Boston College Friday.

No. 10 Virginia defeats Duke, 6-0, in ACC baseball opener

Connor Jones pitched eight scoreless innings and Matt Thaiss hit a three-run home run to lead the No. 10 Virginia baseball team to a 6-0 victory against Duke Friday.

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#4 Virginia baseball wins season opener

The Virginia baseball team opened its 2016 season with an 8-6 win over Kent State Friday in the Caravelle Resort Tournament.

Virginia’s Connor Jones, Matt Thaiss named to Golden Spikes Award watch list

Virginia pitcher Connor Jones and catcher Matt Thaiss have been named to the preseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list.

Virginia’s Connor Jones, Pavin Smith named Preseason All-Americans by Baseball America

Virginia’s Connor Jones (Jr., Chesapeake, Va.) and Pavin Smith (So., Jupiter, Fla.) have been named to Baseball America’s 2016 Preseason All-America Team.

UVA College World Series takeaway: ‘Hoos are where they want, need to be

Florida lit up Nathan Kirby and Johnny Allstaff for 10 runs in the Gators’ 10-5 victory over UVA on Friday in the College World Series. Here’s the takeaway for the ‘Hoos: fuhgeddaboutit.

Press Conference: UVA baseball on College World Series win

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Connor Jones, Daniel Pinero and Kenny Towns talk with the media after the Cavs defeated Arkansas, 5-3, in the opening game of the 2015 College World Series.

Forget the script: UVA baseball just wins, baby

Connor Jones only went six innings, forcing UVA coach Brian O’Connor to go to Josh Sborz way, way early. Ryan Killian, who couldn’t get out of the sixth his past two starts, lasted into the eighth, handing the ball to Arkansas closer Zach Jackson, he of 87 strikeouts in 56.1 innings this year.

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UVA #1 starter Connor Jones: From the pine to College World Series ace

It didn’t make sense to Connor Jones at the time, what UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor had to say to him after the 2014 College World Series.

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.

Podcast: UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players talk Game 1 win

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Kevin Doherty, Kenny Towns and Connor Jones talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 5-3 win over Maryland in Game 1 of the 2015 Charlottesville Super Regional.

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UVA ace Connor Jones named to U.S. Collegiate National Team

UVA baseball right-handed pitcher Connor Jones (So., Chesapeake, Va.) has received and accepted an invitation to play for the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

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MVP? Connor Jones, again, comes up big for UVA baseball

Connor Jones has just two wins in his last six starts, but that factoid goes to show you how worthless the win stat can be in baseball. Jones has not only been the best pitcher on the UVA staff this season, he’s the key reason the Cavs are still playing baseball, and right now two games away from the program’s sixth Super Regional in seven seasons.

UVA baseball: ‘Hoos top Southern Cal, 6-1, in Lake Elsinore Regional

Southern Cal starter Kyle Davis held UVA hitless into the seventh inning, but the ‘Hoos broke through in the late innings, and rode a strong effort from Connor Jones to take home a 6-1 win in the opening game of the Lake Elsinore Regional Friday afternoon.

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.

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Connor Jones: The rock for UVA baseball

All-American ace lefty Nathan Kirby went down to injury on April 17, and all hope for UVA baseball was lost. Enter Connor Jones, who is showing the promise that he had when he arrived on Grounds in 2014.

Connor Jones shows grit in 3-1 UVA baseball victory

Connor Jones didn’t have his best stuff Friday night, at the worst possible time, with UVA baseball facing a series of must-win games in its efforts to qualify for the 2015 postseason.

Connor Jones dominant: UVA baseball wins opener at N.C. State, 8-3

Behind seven strong innings from starting pitcher Connor Jones (So., Chesapeake, Va.), the UVA baseball team knocked off NC State, 8-3, Friday evening at Doak Field at Dail Park in the first of a three-game series at Dail Park in Raleigh, N.C.

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.

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.

Press Conference: UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor talks with the media following his team’s 6-4 loss to Florida State in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championships.

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Chris Graham: Does UVA have enough pitching to make it to Omaha?

It was 4-1 in the seventh. Third-ranked UVA was cruising. Nathan Kirby had given up just an unearned run to a potent Florida State offense. The A bullpen was rested and ready.

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#3 UVA baseball stunned late, falls to #5 Florida State, 6-4

The UVA baseball team concluded the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship with a 6-4 loss to Florida State Saturday evening at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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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.

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.

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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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#14 Clemson tops sloppy #2 UVa. baseball, 7-1

UVa. starter Josh Sborz took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Then the wheels fell off for the second-ranked Cavs.

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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.

#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.

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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 completes sweep of Boston College

The third-ranked UVa. baseball team finished off a three-game series sweep of Boston CollegeSaturday after taking both games of a doubleheader against the Eagles.

#3 UVa. baseball hosts JMU Tuesday

The No. 3-ranked UVa. baseball returns home Tuesday to begin a six-game homestand when it takes on James Madison in a 4 p.m. contest at Davenport Field.