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Two UVA teams ready to make run for national titles?

The fifth-ranked UVA basketball team is already 11 games into its march toward the NCAA Tournament. This week, the Virginia baseball team, still a few weeks away from the start of its season, was ranked third in the preseason Collegiate Baseball poll.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Transcript: UVA College World Series press conference

UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Branden Cogswell, Daniel Pinero and Nick Howard talk with reporters after the Cavs’ 3-2, 15-inning win over TCU on Tuesday in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

Press Conference: UVA baseball after epic College World Series win

Brian O’Connor, Daniel Pinero, Branden Cogswell and Nick Howard talk about the epic 3-2 UVA win over TCU in 15 innings. Pinero drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly to give the Cavaliers a 2-0 record in the CWS.

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.

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 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.

Chris Graham: UVA played like there was no tomorrow

Artie Lewicki was warming up in the bullpen. #3 seed UVA was up 2-1 in the sixth inning, and though starter Brandon Waddell was in the area of 70 pitches for the game, he was clearly nearing the end of his effectiveness.

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Three more UVA baseball players taken on Day 2 of MLB Draft

Three members of the UVA baseball team were selected Friday in the second day of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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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.

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.

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UVA’s Kirby, Howard named to All-America baseball team

UVA’s Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) and Nick Howard (Jr., Olney, Md.) were named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger All-America Team, announced Thursday by Collegiate Baseball.

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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#3 UVa. nips North Carolina, 3-2, in 2014 ACC Baseball Championships

An eighth-inning Derek Fisher RBI single broke a 2-2 tie to give third-ranked UVA a narrow 3-2 win over North Carolina on Friday night on Day 4 of the 2014 ACC Baseball Championships.

#2 UVA baseball ready for ACC Tournament

The UVA baseball team starts postseason play on Thursday (May 22) as it competes in the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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UVa.’s Nathan Kirby, Brian O’Connor honored by ACC

Highlighted by ACC Co-Pitcher of the Year Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.), a league-high eight members of the Virginia baseball team were named to the 2014 All-ACC Team, announced Monday by the conference office.

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Augusta Free Press to cover the 2014 ACC Baseball Tournament

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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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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Video: #1 UVa. baseball tops #4 Florida State, 5-3

#1 UVa. and #4 Florida State needed extra innings in the first game of the weekend series as the Cavaliers take it 5-3 in 10 frames. Derek Fisher delivered the game-winning 2-run double off of Jameis Winston in the 10th inning. Nick Howard struck out the side to secure his 14th save of the season.

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#1 UVa. baseball holds on for 5-4 extra-inning win at VCU

Top-ranked UVa. got home runs from Derek Fisher and Brandon Downes and two RBI from Joe McCarthy to hold off VCU in front of a pro-Virginia crowd on Tuesday at The Diamond in Richmond, 5-4 in 10 innings.

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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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Second Report: #1 UVa. baseball falls to North Carolina, 4-2

North Carolina avoided a series sweep with a 4-2 victory over the top-ranked UVa. baseball team Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field.

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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.

Interview: UVa. baseball player Nick Howard

Nick Howard had two hits, scored the game-winning run and notched his 12th save of the season – not a bad night for the UVa. dual-threat baseball player in the Cavs’ 3-2 win over North Carolina on Friday.

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Classic baseball game: UVa. wins another close one

It followed a familiar script. Top-ranked UVa. was 4-2 coming into Friday night in games with a final score of 3-2 and 8-3 in one-run games.

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#2 UVa. earns key series win, tops #14 Clemson, 1-0

The second-ranked UVa. baseball team blanked No. 14 Clemson, 1-0, Sunday at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (30-6, 14-4 ACC) now have won all nine of their weekend series this year, including six in ACC play. Virginia has won eight straight conference series, dating to 2013, and nine straight home ACC series, dating to 2012.

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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.

#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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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.

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#1 UVa. blanks Pitt, 3-0, takes series

The top-ranked UVa. baseball team earned a series win over Pittsburgh with a 3-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Charles L. Cost Field in Pittsburgh.

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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.

UVa. outfielder Joe McCarthy named ACC co-player of the week

UVa. outfielder Joe McCarthy (So., Scranton, Pa.) has been named the ACC Co-Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office.

#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.