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UVA alum Mike Papi named Carolina League Player of the Week

Lynchburg outfielder Mike Papi picked up where the team left off last year by garnering the first Carolina League Player of the Week Award for 2016.

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Papi homers, Hillcats sweep Frederick, 8-1

Mike Papi hit his third home run of the weekend, and Lynchburg used 13 hits to build its lead throughout the day to an 8-1 win.

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UVA baseball alum Mike Papi homers twice for Lynchburg in win

Lynchburg used four home runs, including two in the 10th inning and two by Mike Papi, to outlast Frederick in an 8-5 victory.

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Mike Papi hitting streak at 13: Hillcats get another win

LeVon Washington cranked out four RBIs on a three-hit night to lift the Lynchburg Hillcats over the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Monday night at Calvin Falwell Field at City Stadium.

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Lynchburg Hillcats top Wilmington: Mike Papi hit streak at 12 games

Lynchburg used a pair of three-run innings to sink the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-5 on Friday night at Calvin Falwell Field at City Stadium. Michael Peoples picked up his sixth win of the season with a quality start.

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Eight-run eighth stuns Hillcats in 9-6 loss

Luigi Rodriguez had a double and a triple and scored twice, while Mike Papi belted his second home run of the week, but Wilmington shocked the Hillcats with eight runs in the eighth inning to claim a 9-6 victory at Frawley Stadium Friday night.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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: UVA vs. TCU preview

The UVA baseball team takes on TCU Tuesday evening in a winners’ bracket matchup in the NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Game time is 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT in Omaha, Neb.

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.

Video: UVA baseball talks College World Series walkoff

UVA baseball head coach Brian O’Connor and walk-off hero Mike Papi talk about Virginia’s dramatic win over Ole Miss in the College World Series. The Cavaliers will play TCU on Tuesday at 8 ET.

College World Series: UVA postgame press conference

Postgame press conference with UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor, and players Mike Papi, Nathan Kirby and Artie Lewicki, following the 2-1 win for Virginia over Ole Miss in the College World Series.

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.

Big Papi! UVA takes down Ole Miss on walkoff, 2-1

Mike Papi rode a 3-2, two-out pitch to the gap in right-center to score pinch-runner Thomas Woodruff from second base, lifting UVA to a 2-1 win over Ole Miss in the College World Series Sunday night in Omaha, Neb.

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.

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.

#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.

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UVA’s Nick Howard, Derek Fisher, Mike Papi taken in MLB Draft

Three members of the UVA baseball team, Nick Howard (Jr., Olney, Md.), Derek Fisher (Jr., Rexmont, Pa.) and Mike Papi (Jr., Tunkhannock, Pa.), were selected in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Thursday.

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.

Video: UVA-Arkansas NCAA Charlottesville Regional

Interviews with UVA coach Brian O’Connor and players Nathan Kirby and Mike Papi after the Cavs’ 3-0 win over Arkansas in the 2014 NCAA Charlottesville Regional.

UVA wins, but: Do you lift Nathan Kirby after eight?

Nathan Kirby was dealing. Only once, in the fifth, did Arkansas threaten the UVA lefty, who gave up one hit in eight innings.

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.

#3 UVA tops Arkansas, 3-0, in NCAA Charlottesville Regional

Sophomore left-hander Nathan Kirby (Midlothian, Va.) allowed one hit over eight innings and junior first baseman Mike Papi (Tunkhannock, Pa.) hit a two-run home run to lead #3 national seed UVA to a 3-0 win over Arkansas in second-day action on Saturday (May 31) at the 2014 NCAA Tournament’s Charlottesville Regional at Davenport Field.

UVA-Bucknell Charlottesville Regional postgame notes, quotes

Postgame notes and quotes from both teams from the 2014 NCAA Charlottesville Regional baseball game between UVA and Bucknell.

NCAA Baseball: Aggressive approach pushes UVA to big victory

UVA’s offensive woes have been well-chronicled on these pages. The UVA attack scored just 5.4 runs per game in the 2014 regular season, down more than 2.5 runs per game from what it did in 2013, and the output was down to 4.5 runs per game in the 2-4 limp toward the NCAA Tournament.

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.

Does UVA baseball have enough hitting to get to Omaha?

We’ve already looked at the question of whether #3 national seed UVA baseball has enough pitching to get to the 2014 College World Series. Now to the question that has vexed Virginia fans and ‘Hoos coach Brian O’Connor all season long: is there enough hitting there to get UVA to Omaha?

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AFP is following the top-ranked UVa. baseball team to the 2014 ACC Baseball Tournament at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

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Clutch hit by Mike Papi lifts #1 UVa. to 4-3 win over Georgia Tech

Mike Papi delivered the game-winning hit with a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning, and the UVa. bullpen closed down Georgia Tech from there, in a 4-3 win by the top-ranked ‘Hoos Friday night in an ACC series opener in Charlottesville, Va.

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UVa. baseball is ranked #1 in the country, and this weekend in Charlottesville, the ‘Hoos will be hosting their final ACC home series of the 2014 season against rival Georgia Tech at Davenport Field in Charlottesville.

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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.

Has Derek Fisher jumpstarted #1 UVa. baseball?

The short answer: Derek Fisher has been as advertised. After an 0-for-3 return in a 4-2 Virginia loss to North Carolina on April 20, Fisher, a preseason All-America left fielder who missed 25 games with a broken bone in his left field, has been on fire, going 9-for-22 (.409) at the plate with two homers and six runs batted in.

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Video: #1 UVa. baseball wins series at #4 Florida State

#1 UVa. takes the rubber game against #4 Florida State with a 4-3 win in Tallahassee. Nick Howard came in the 8th inning with the bases loaded and a 1-run lead and struck out Jose Brizuela to end the threat. Mike Papi went 2-4 and drove in 3 runs in the victory.

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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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#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.


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.

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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.

#1 UVa. baseball blitzes JMU, 9-3

A capacity crowd of 1,632 fans filled Eagle Park at James Madison University in Harrisonburg hoping to see the Dukes upset top-ranked UVa. What they got instead was a dominating performance by the Cavs. A two-run first inning homer by Joe McCarthy, who had four hits and four RBI on the night, set the tone for what turned into an 9-3 Virginia win Tuesday.

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#1 UVa.’s Nathan Kirby throws no-hitter at Pitt in 4-0 win

Nathan Kirby didn’t just throw a no-hitter Friday night at Pitt. The UVa. lefty put in one of the more dominating no-hitters you may ever see.

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.