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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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Video: UVA baseball’s Brian O’Connor, Kenny Towns optimistic about College World Series

The Virginia Cavaliers lost to Florida 10-5 in the College World Series Friday, but remain optimistic heading into Saturday’s elimination game. In the postgame press conference, head coach Brian O’Connor and third baseman Kenny Towns talk about the team’s optimism heading into a third game against the Gators.


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.


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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.


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 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.


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.


Vandy rocks Kirby, holds on for 9-8 win over UVA in CWS Game 1

Vanderbilt scored nine runs in a third-inning nightmare for UVA ace Nathan Kirby, and held off a game-long Virginia rally to post a 9-8 win in Game 1 of the College World Series.


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.


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.


Press Conference: UVA headed to the College World Series

Press conference with UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and Cavalier players Josh Sborz, Brandon Downes and Kenny Towns following Virginia’s 11-2 win over Maryland that sends the ‘Hoos to their third College World Series in the past six seasons.


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.


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.


#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.


Press Conference: UVA baseball after Game 1 loss

Interviews with UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players after the Cavs’ 5-4 loss in Game 1 of the 2014 NCAA Super Regionals to Maryland.


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.


Maryland rips Kirby, holds on for 5-4 win over #3 UVA in Game 1

A soft-hitting Maryland offense lit up UVA ace Nathan Kirby, then held on for a 5-4 win over the third-seeded Cavs in Game 1 of their NCAA Baseball Super Regional series, 5-4, at Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va.


Press Conference: UVA-Arkansas NCAA Charlottesville Regional

Postgame press conferences with players and coaches following the 3-0 victory for #3 national seed UVA over Arkansas in the 2014 NCAA Charlottesville Regional.


Seven-run sixth, strong outing from Lewicki, lift UVA over Bucknell, 10-1

Artie Lewicki gave up three hits in seven scoreless innings, and a slumbering UVA offense woke up with a seven-run sixth to break open a close game and push the top-seeded ‘Hoos to a 10-1 win over #4 seed Bucknell on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Baseball Charlottesville Regional.


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#1 UVa. baseball rolls past VCU, 12-3

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team wrapped up its 2014 regular-season home schedule with a 12-3 victory over VCU Tuesday evening in front of 3,775 fans at Davenport Field.


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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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#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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#1 UVa. baseball makes it two in a row over North Carolina, 3-1

Kenny Towns hit his first home run of the season, and starting pitcher Josh Sborz battled through a tough outing to keep North Carolina down just enough to allow #1 UVa. to post a 3-1 win in ACC baseball action on Saturday at Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va.


#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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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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#2 UVa. baseball holds on for 3-2 win over #14 Clemson

A Nate Irving fourth-inning RBI double broke a 2-2 tie, and UVa.’s pitching staff made the lead hold up in a 3-2 win over Clemson Friday night in an ACC series opener at Davenport Field.


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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.


Chris Graham: The scary thing about UVa. baseball

The UVa. baseball team is 25-4 and at the top of the national polls. Sounds good, but it’s clear that the ‘Hoos haven’t played anything close to their best baseball. That’s the scary thing about Virginia baseball right now: that things can actually get better, maybe a lot better.


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#1 UVa. baseball breezes past George Washington, 10-0

A four-run second inning set the tone for an easy 10-0 victory for the top-ranked UVa. baseball team over George Washington Wednesday at Davenport Field in Charlottesville.


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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.