Tag: Josh Sborz

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.

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.

Josh Sborz; A College World Series for the ages

They need to redo the statue out front of TD Ameritrade Park. Until they do, that statue is missing its Josh Sborz.

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.

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.

UVA closer Josh Sborz goes to L.A. Dodgers in 2015 MLB Draft

UVA junior right-hander Josh Sborz was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 74th pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.

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, 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.

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).

College World Series: Pitching matchups in UVA-Vandy CWS Finals

UVA coach Brian O’Connor has his pitching set up for the 2014 College World Series Finals pretty much exactly how he would have wanted it, at least for Games 1 and 2. Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin isn’t in that position.

Once again: UVA’s Josh Sborz come up big

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

The winner, the spoils: Rested UVA staff key to College World Series win

Winning its first two games in the College World Series, UVA was where it needed to be, needing just one win against an Ole Miss team with its backs against the wall.

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.

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.

Live Blog: UVA vs. Ole Miss in the 2014 College World Series

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog tonight as UVA takes on Ole Miss in the 2014 College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

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.

College World Series Notebook: Inside the UVA-Ole Miss opener

Yeah, yeah. UVA was 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position, reminiscent of the struggles in Game 1 of the Super Regionals against Maryland, which won 5-4 while the ‘Hoos left 14 on base and had one runner thrown out at the plate.

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.

Chris Graham: UVA the favorite in the College World Series?

As the top national seed remaining, it would be hard to argue UVA not being the favorite to win the 2014 College World Series. Now for the reality check: there’s a lot of baseball still to be played, and a lot of good baseball teams to play them.

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.