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  • Teel Time: O'Connor's unconventional strategy nearly ended U.Va.'s baseball season

    CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Virginia’s season was down to its last strike Monday and had the Cavaliers lost Game 3 of this Super Regional to UC Irvine, coach Brian O’Connor’s ninth-inning strategy would have been long-debated. That Chris Taylor&...
  • Teel Time: UC Irvine coach Gillespie applauds U.Va. as a premier program

    CHARLOTTESVILLE -- After what must rank among the most disheartening defeats of his Hall of Fame career, UC Irvine coach Mike Gillespie made one of the most gracious opening statements I’ve ever heard in a news conference. “I think that I...
  • 'Most thrilling, greatest win' sends Virginia baseball team to World Series

    'Most thrilling, greatest win' sends Virginia baseball team to World Series
    Add an unfathomable, in-front-of-the-home-folks, we're-heading-to-Omaha celebration to the litany of Virginia baseball firsts under coach Brian O'Connor. In walk-off style. With two outs. With a remarkable season one strike from a demoralizing end....
  • Anteaters fall on the swords

    One strike away. Those three words will haunt the 2011 UC Irvine baseball team, much the same way "three outs away" provided a similarly painful reminder in 2008 that no trip to Omaha is secure until the 27th out is recorded in the second win of an...
  • Virginia's baseball team savors, anticipates College World Series trip

    Brian O'Connor gazed at his phone Tuesday afternoon and saw 172 texts and 110 emails. Those folks shouldn't expect personalized responses anytime soon. O'Connor's Virginia baseball team earned its second College World Series appearance in three years...
  • Virginia more confident, better prepared for Omaha than in 2009

    Virginia more confident, better prepared for Omaha than in 2009
    Danny Hultzen called Virginia's 2009 march to the College World Series trip "a joyride." Brian O'Connor dubbed it "a perfect storm." Such is life for a first-time CWS program and a coach who grew up a ground-rule double from the event's venerable home in...
  • Teel Time: Defending champion South Carolina tough task for Cavaliers

    During the last three postseasons, Virginia’s baseball team has conquered San Diego State’s Stephen Strasburg, record crowds at Ole Miss, and a down-to-your-last-strike ninth inning againstUC Irvine. Tuesday night’s opponent in the...
  • Virginia loses to South Carolina in CWS

    Virginia loses to South Carolina in CWS
    A slew of two-out South Carolina hits hurt Virginia on Tuesday night as the Cavaliers fell 7-1 in a winners' bracket game of the College World Series. They fell into a must-win scenario, forced to play California at 7 p.m. Thursday. It will be the second...
  • Cavaliers shake off rough outing against South Carolina, prepare again for Cal

    Cavaliers shake off rough outing against South Carolina, prepare again for Cal
    For a team that felt borderline embarrassed by its performance Tuesday night in the College World Series, the Virginia Cavaliers were loose, energetic and virtually carefree Wednesday afternoon at Creighton University. Spirits were so high that impromptu...
  • Virginia back alive, beats Cal in CWS elimination game

    Virginia back alive, beats Cal in CWS elimination game
    OMAHA, Neb. — One game after struggling to find its offense, Virginia on Thursday night used a string of timely hits and a strong pitching outing from one of its stars to beat California 8-1 in a College World Series elimination game. "You're going...
  • Virginia drops extra-inning affair in CWS semifinal

    Virginia drops extra-inning affair in CWS semifinal
    It hit him several minutes after Friday night's ballgame ended — Brian O'Connor had been here before. The same emotions, the same frustrations the same disappointment and sadness that his Virginia players were feeling as he sat at a podium...
  • ODU introduces Finwood, dreams of new baseball stadium

    ODU introduces Finwood, dreams of new baseball stadium
    In his office, Old Dominion athletic director Wood Selig has blueprints for a $9-million, 4,000-seat baseball stadium to be built at the Monarchs' current home. In his mind, Selig has visions of a ballpark, also on campus-owned land, but along the...