Tag: Super Regionals
UVA left fielder Kevin Doherty watched Maryland coach John Szefc give the signal to closer Kevin Mooney. Four. Mooney was to intentionally walk Joe McCarthy with two outs in the eight inning, runners on second and third, the Terps up one, to get to Doherty, who had gone 0-for-3 on the day against Maryland starter Mike Shawaryn, and had looked ugly on a pair of strikeouts.
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.
I write a version of this column on #UVABaseball every year, and it’s remarkable to say that this is the fifth one in six years, about what Virginia playing a Super Regional in Charlottesville means for some of us diehards who remember the many, many lean years.
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.
UVA pitching coach Karl Kuhn had a simple message for starting pitcher Josh Sborz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The regional wasn’t easy for UVA, on paper, with an SEC team as the #2 seed and the #14 team in the final regular-season national polls as the #3.
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.
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.
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.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham reports from Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va., on Virginia’s 11-2 win over Maryland in the 2014 NCAA Baseball Super Regionals. The win sends UVA to its third appearance in the College World Series in the past six seasons.
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.
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.
The UVA baseball team forced a decisive Game 3 of the Charlottesville Super Regional, downing Maryland 7-3 in Game 2 Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field.
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).
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.
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.
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).
The UVA baseball team will play host to Maryland Saturday through Monday (June 7-9) in the 2014 NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional at a sold-out Davenport Field.
The dust, literally, had not settled on UVA’s 9-2 win over Arkansas that put the ‘Hoos into the Super Regionals, and already a reporter was asking about the next opponent, ACC rival Maryland.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham reports from Davenport Field after UVA’s 9-2 win over Arkansas to win the NCAA Baseball Tournament Charlottesville Regional and qualify for the 2014 Super Regionals.
The UVA baseball team advanced to the Super Regional for the fifth time in the last six seasons after defeating Arkansas 9-2 on Sunday (June 1) at the 2014 NCAA Tournament’s Charlottesville Regional at Davenport Field.
Augusta Free Press will be at Davenport Field in Charlottesville, Va., for the game in the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament Charlottesville Regional between top seed UVA (46-13) and #2 seed Arkansas (40-24).
The debut of The Chris Graham Show has Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham offering up a preview of the NCAA Charlottesville Regional with a focus on the #3 national seed UVA. Can the ‘Hoos advance to the 2014 Super Regionals?
Mississippi State collected 20 hits to grab an 11-6 win over Virginia and take a 1-0 lead in the 2013 NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional Saturday before a sell-out crowd of 4,956 at Davenport Field.
A two-out, bases-loaded single by Chris Taylor brought Virginia back from the brink of elimination and sent the top-seeded Cavs to their second College World Series in three years with a 3-2 win over Cal-Irvine. The rally began with two outs and two strikes on David Coleman, who singled through the middle off Irvine reliever […]
UC Irvine rallied to defeat No. 1 national seed Virginia 6-4 in game two of the NCAA Super Regional in front of a sellout crowd of 5,050 at Davenport Field. The Anteaters came back from a 3-0 deficit to even the series at one game each and force a decisive game three on Monday at […]
No. 1 national seed Virginia blanked UC Irvine 6-0 in front of 5,050 fans at Davenport Field Saturday afternoon. Danny Hultzen and Cody Winiarski combined for the shutout, the Cavaliers’ NCAA-leading 16th of the season. Jared King led Virginia offensively, going 3-for-4, including a 3-run homer. Chris Taylor and Steven Proscia each had two hits […]
AFP editor Chris Graham joins WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan” to talk Virginia sports. #1 national seed Virginia has advanced to the Super Regionals. Two wins away from a second College World Series in three years, the Cavs will square off with Cal-Irvine this weekend. Chris breaks down the best-of-three series. The segment wraps with […]
The NCAA announced this morning that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of eight super regional host sites for the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Virginia will play host to UC Irvine in a best-of-three series, which will run June 11-13 at UVa’s Davenport Field. The teams will play at 1 p.m. Saturday […]
Virginia won the Charlottesville Regional with a 13-1 victory over East Carolina in the championship game Sunday night before 5,050 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers, the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, advance to the NCAA Super Regional round for the third consecutive season as they also recorded their school-record 52nd victory of the season. […]
Win another weekend series. That’s all Brian O’Connor’s UVa. baseball has to do to get back to the College World Series. “We’ve won every series we’ve played in this season except one, and it comes down this weekend to a three-game series. We’ve got to approach it the same way, and if we do, hopefully […]
Column by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Win another weekend series. That’s all Brian O’Connor’s UVa. baseball has to do to get back to the College World Series. TheWorldAccordingToChrisGraham.com has the column.
This group of guys in orange and blue clearly isn’t a bunch of history majors. I say that because the UVa. baseball team, to a man, doesn’t seem to know that they’re supposed to blow the big game. #1 in the country all season heading into the NCAAs – OK, great, done that before, think […]
Column by Chris Graham email@example.com This group of guys in orange and blue clearly isn’t a bunch of history majors. I say that because the UVa. baseball team, to a man, doesn’t seem to know that they’re supposed to blow the big game. TheWorldAccordingtoChrisGraham.com has more.
Edited by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Virginia advanced to the Super Regionals of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year, downing St. John’s 5-3 Monday evening in the championship game of the Charlottesville Regional at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers will meet Oklahoma next weekend in the Super Regionals. Keith Werman went 2-for-3 with two […]
The Virginia baseball team is headed to Mississippi this weekend, and hopes its next sojourn takes it further west to Nebraska. The Cavs (46-12-1) will square off with Ole Miss (43-18) in a best-of-three Super Regional series at Oxford, Miss., beginning Friday at 2 p.m. Game 2 on Saturday is scheduled for a noon start. […]
Virginia baseball coach Brian O’Connor talks with reporters from LAX on his way back from California after the Cavaliers took the Regional of Death with a 4-1 win over #1-ranked Cal-Irvine Sunday night. The Cavs await the winner of tonight’s Ole Miss-Western Kentucky game to see where they will be playing this weekend in the […]