Baseball Team to Be Honored Sept. 6 by Washington Nationals
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Following a record-setting season which included a trip to the College World Series, the Virginia baseball team will be honored by the Washington Nationals prior to the team’s Sunday, Sept. 6 game against the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The game is slated to start at 1:35 p.m.
Virginia posted a 49-15-1 record last year and advanced to the College World Series for the first time in program history. The Cavaliers also set a single-season school record for victories and won the ACC Baseball Championship.
UVa notched its sixth-consecutive NCAA tournament bid under head coach Brian O’Connor, who earned National Coach of the Year honors. He led the Cavaliers across the country to compete as the No. 2 seed at the NCAA Irvine Regional, where they defeated San Diego State and then host and No. 6 national seed UC Irvine twice to advance to the first NCAA Super Regional in school history.
UVa won two of three games in the NCAA Oxford Super Regional against Mississippi to earn a trip to the College World Series, where the Cavaliers made their first-ever appearance with a loss to eventual national champion LSU, a victory over No. 2 national seed Cal State Fullerton and a 12-inning defeat to Arkansas.
The Cavaliers led the ACC in batting (.327), ERA (3.23) and stolen bases (119), becoming just the second team in league history to lead the conference in all three categories.