Tag: Nathan Kirby

Deadline Day: UVA baseball loses Nathan Kirby, keeps Daniel Pinero

As expected, UVA junior lefthander Nathan Kirby signed with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in advance of the 5 p.m. deadline set by Major League Baseball for 2015 draft picks to make a final decision.


Redemption: UVA baseball beats back the odds in run to national title

If you tell UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor in January, Brian, you’re going to have Nathan Kirby on four days rest to give you two innings with a 4-2 lead to close out the final game of the College World Series, he says to you, Thank you.


History: Nathan Kirby gets the final out in College World Series

UVA pitcher Nathan Kirby strikes out Vanderbilt pinch-hitter Kyle Smith for the final out in the Cavs’ 4-2 win in the deciding Game 3 of the 2015 College World Series.


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.


Florida forces do-or-die game on Saturday: Gators blast Nathan Kirby, UVA, 10-5

UVA lefty Nathan Kirby pitched into the third inning with a lead, but the 2015 MLB Draft pick ran out of gas in his first start in nine weeks, and Florida took advantage in a 10-5 win on Friday in the College World Series in Omaha.


Nathan Kirby gets College World Series start for UVA: Good move?

Nathan Kirby hasn’t thrown a baseball in anger in two months. On Friday, he gets his first game action since April 17 in the College World Series against the best offensive team in college baseball in recent memory. Good move?


Nathan Kirby to start on mound for UVA baseball on Friday in College World Series

Lefthander Nathan Kirby will get the start for UVA when the Cavs play Florida Friday in the 2015 College World Series.


Update on Nathan Kirby: UVA lefty will contribute in Omaha

UVA junior left-hander Nathan Kirby, out since April 17 with a strained lat muscle, threw 40 pitches to Cavs hitters on Monday, Virginia coach Brian O’Connor told reporters today, and “looked really good.”


UVA pitcher Nathan Kirby goes to Milwaukee Brewers in 2015 MLB Draft

UVA All-America lefty Nathan Kirby was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 40th pick in the 2015 MLB Draft Monday night.


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.


Nathan Kirby update: UVA coach Brian O’Connor expects ace to be available in Omaha

It’s looking more and more likely that All-America lefty ace Nathan Kirby will be available for Virginia in Omaha next weekend in the 2015 College World Series.


Update on Nathan Kirby: UVA pitcher gets medical clearance, still ‘doubtful’ this weekend

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor told reporters Thursday on the eve of Game 1 of the Cavs’ Super Regional series with Maryland that ace lefty Nathan Kirby has been medically cleared to pitch, but O’Connor says it is still doubtful that he will use Kirby this weekend.


UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor doing the right thing, the obvious thing, with Nathan Kirby

Nobody who is a UVA baseball fan wants to hear this, but Cavs coach Brian O’Connor is obviously doing the right thing shelving All-America ace lefty Nathan Kirby for what is in effect the rest of his college career.


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.


Questions surround UVA ace Nathan Kirby: Examining one way this could play out

Parsing words here, but UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor made it clear in talking with reporters this week that ace All-America lefty Nathan Kirby will not start Friday or Saturday when the Cavs take the field in the NCAA Tournament regionals this weekend.


Bad luck or no luck: Is UVA baseball on the outside looking in for NCAA, even ACC invites?

UVA baseball entered 2015 with the highest of expectations. Preseason #1 in some polls, consensus top three across the board, coming off the deepest of runs in Omaha, it was College World Series-or-Bust for the Cavs, who brought back their top three starting pitchers from 2014 at the top of an embarrassingly deep pitching staff.


UVA baseball loses ace Nathan Kirby

UVA starting pitcher Nathan Kirby (Jr., Midlothian, Va.) will miss approximately 6-8 weeks with a strain of his left latissimus dorsi muscle. An MRI confirmed the lat strain with no other associated injuries. Surgery will not be required.


UVA pitchers Kirby, Waddell named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List

UVA left-handed pitchers Nathan Kirby (Jr., Midlothian, Va.) and Brandon Waddell (Jr., Houston, Texas) have been named to the preseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list, announced Tuesday by USA Baseball.


UVA pitching coach Karl Kuhn named Collegiate Baseball National Pitching Coach of the Year

UVA assistant coach Karl Kuhn has been named Collegiate Baseball’s 2014 National Pitching Coach of the Year, as announced Monday by the publication.


UVA baseball announces changes to fall ball schedule

The UVA baseball team’s 2014 Orange and Blue World Series begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field. The seven-game intrasquad series runs through Oct. 18.


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).


Unsung hero: Brandon Waddell has UVA on the brink of national title

Nathan Kirby is the ACC co-pitcher of the year. Nick Howard is the first-round draft pick. Artie Lewicki might be the best all-around pitcher on the UVA staff. But make no mistake about it: Brandon Waddell is its heart and soul.


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.


Live Blog: College World Series Game 2 between UVA and Vanderbilt

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during Game 2 of the 2014 College World Series between UVA (52-15) and Vanderbilt (50-20).


Press Conference: UVA after Game 1 CWS loss

Postgame interviews with UVA coach Brian O’Connor and Virginia players Branden Cogswell, Nathan Kirby and Brandon Downes following the Cavs’ 9-8 loss to Vanderbilt in Game 1 of the 2014 College World Series finals.


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.


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.


Video: UVA talks College World Series Finals

The UVA baseball team plays Vanderbilt for a national championship in the best-of-three College World Series Finals. Listen as head coach Brian O’Connor and pitcher Nathan Kirby talk to members of the media about their emotions headed into the championship.


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.


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.


Unfinished business: UVA looks to finish out historic run

UVA is in its third College World Series in the past six seasons, and with a 4-1 win over Ole Miss on Saturday will be making its first-ever appearance in the CWS Finals.


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: Breaking down UVA lefty Brandon Waddell

UVA sophomore lefty Brandon Waddell isn’t going to blow you away with his fastball, though he has a good fastball, consistently 90-92 on the gun.


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.


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

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during tonight’s College World Series nightcap pitting #3 national seed UVA (49-14) and Ole Miss (46-19).


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.


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.


Live Blog: UVA-Maryland NCAA Super Regional Game 2

Augusta Free Press is back in Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday for Game 2 of the 2014 NCAA Super Regionals pitting #3 national seed UVA (47-14) and Maryland (40-21).


Chris Graham: Another disappointment for UVA baseball fans?

UVA baseball is the Atlanta Braves of the 1990s and early 2000s. Remember those Braves teams? Always in contention for a World Series, division champs every year from 1991-2005, but only taking one world championship, in 1995.


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.


Live Blog: UVA vs. Maryland in 2014 NCAA Super Regionals

Augusta Free Press will be at Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va., for Game 1 of the 2014 NCAA Super Regionals between #3 national seed UVA (47-13) and Maryland (39-21).