The wind was whipping towards left field on the cloudless Tuesday at Davenport Field. Virginia’s unbeaten sophomore pitcher Adam Haseley toed the rubber in his first frame, ready to sit down pesky James Madison leadoff hitter Chad Carroll.
The No. 18 Virginia baseball team won its second straight conference series, with two wins in three games against Wake Forest. The Cavaliers (15-6, 4-2 ACC) swept the Demon Deacons (13-9, 2-4 ACC) Friday before dropping the series finale Saturday.
Playing in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park over the weekend, No. 10 Virginia won two out of three in an ACC series against Duke. Cavalier junior ace Connor Jones tossed eight scoreless frames and picked up his third victory as Virginia defeated the Blue Devils, 6-0, Friday.
In a battle of Jeffersonian origins, the No. 19 Virginia baseball team hosted William and Mary on a beautiful first day of March. Fresh off two losses in three games against East Carolina, their only home weekend series defeat to a non-conference club over coach Brian O’Connor’s tenure, the Cavaliers scratched across nine runs inthe first inning Tuesday.
After jumping off to a 2-0 start following victories against Kent State and Appalachian State in Myrtle Beach, Virginia (2-1) hit a bump in the road Sunday following a 5-4 nail biting loss to No. 23 Coastal Carolina.
Familiar names from last year’s National Championship team reappeared at the top of No. 8 Virginia’s lineup Friday against Kent State.
Haseley had to think long and hard to choose just a single word, but the one he settled on summed up Virginia’s rollercoaster ride perfectly: “perseverance.”
Three other organizations — Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball and Perfect Game — also honored O’Connor as their National Coach of the Year.
The Virginia baseball team captured its maiden national championship Wednesday night in Omaha with a 4-2 win against Vanderbilt at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Virginia baseball team defeated Vanderbilt by a 3-0 final score Tuesday night in Omaha, evening the College World Series Finals at one game apiece.
Monday night in Omaha, Virginia opposed Florida in the College World Series — and emphatically rose to the occasion.
No. 14 Virginia baseball defeated No. 11 Arkansas, 5-3, Saturday in the opening game of the College World Series. Senior third baseman Kenny Towns singled home sophomore Daniel Pinero to break a 3-3 deadlock in the 8th inning.