| Jun 13, 2011
| 7:52 PM
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....
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 3:16 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 5:22 AM
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...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:42 PM
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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 5:43 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:39 PM
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.
| Jun 24, 2011
| 10:13 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 5:09 AM
New Old Dominion baseball coach Chris Finwood wants to showcase his team on the Peninsula.
The idea is a natural, and not simply because Finwood hails from Hampton, married a Newport News woman and can navigate Olde Wythe in his sleep.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:01 PM
It's a story Brian O'Connor often shares, especially when someone asks how Virginia baseball evolved from mediocrity into one of the nation's elite.
It was his first season, and the Cavaliers had just won a big ACC game on the road. O'Connor was giving...