2006 Virginia Baseball Schedule Released
Nov. 15, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Thirty-three home games at Davenport Field and 19 games against 2005 NCAA Tournament participants highlight the University of Virginia’s 2006 baseball schedule released today by head baseball coach Brian O’Connor. The Cavaliers’ 2006 schedule features 56 regular season contests. Virginia will also play 30 Atlantic Coast Conference games.
“The 2006 schedule will be another challenging schedule,” O’Connor said. “We have two tournaments in the first three weekends of the season. The host schools of the tournaments – Coastal Carolina and College of Charleston – have excellent programs and were Top 25 teams in 2005. Our schedule provides Cavalier fans with 33 home dates which includes five exciting home series with always tough ACC opponents.”
UVa opens the regular season playing in a tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Cavaliers’ play The Citadel on Feb. 10, before playing two games against the host Chanticleers, Feb. 11-12.
Virginia opens its home slate with a five-game home-stand, beginning Feb. 15 when in-state foe Old Dominion heads to Charlottesville for the first of two meetings between the teams. The Hoos will then host Towson for a three-game series, Feb 17-19, before hosting its first 2005 NCAA Tournament participant in another in-state foe in Virginia Commonwealth on Feb 21.
UVa will play in its second tournament of the season Feb. 24-26 when the Cavaliers travel to Charleston, S.C., to face George Mason, Gardner-Webb and another NCAA Regional participant in the host team, College of Charleston.
A series against St. Joseph’s (March 3-5) closes out the non-conference weekend slate. Virginia also faces George Washington, Maryland Eastern-Shore, Dayton, Liberty, Norfolk State, Richmond, Longwood, VMI and Mount St. Mary’s in midweek action throughout the season. The Hoos open ACC play March 10-12 at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets advanced to NCAA Super Regional play last season.
The Cavaliers have a 10-game home-stand from Mar. 15-29, including three-game series with 2005 ACC champion Clemson (Mar. 17-19) and Wake Forest (Mar. 24-26).
UVa has a seven-game road trip from Mar. 31-Apr. 9. Virginia faces NC State in Raleigh, N.C. the weekend of Mar. 31- Apr. 2 before traveling to Duke (Apr. 5-7). ACC newcomer Boston College makes the trip to Charlottesville the weekend of Apr. 14-16.
The Cavaliers close out the month of April on the road at 2005 NCAA Super Regional participant Miami (Apr. 21-23) and at Maryland (Apr. 28-30).
UVa will wrap up the regular season with seven of its final eight regular season games at home. Virginia hosts North Carolina the weekend of May 12-14. The Cavaliers close out the regular season when they host in-state rival Virginia Tech for a three-game ACC series in the final competition of the Adelphia Commonwealth Challenge.
The 2005 ACC Tournament will be played in Jacksonville, Fla. May 24-28. NCAA Regionals (June 2-5) and the NCAA Super Regionals (June 9-12) are held on both campus and determined sites. The 2005 College World Series is in Omaha, Neb., June 16-26.