Baseball to Hold Celebration of 2009 Team, Ring Ceremony Oct. 16
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia will hold a celebration of the 2009 UVa baseball team at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at Davenport Field prior to the start of Game 6 of the Orange and Blue World Series. Virginia will conduct its College World Series and ACC Championship ring ceremony at that time.
There will be a video presentation featuring highlights of the 2009 team’s historic season as part of the presentation. Admission for the evening is free of charge.
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 won the ACC Baseball Championship and set a single-season school record for victories.
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 then 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.
Orange & Blue World Series (All games at 6 p.m.)
Game 1: Monday, October 5
Game 2: Tuesday, October 6
Game 3: Thursday, October 8
Game 4: Tuesday, October 13
Game 5: Thursday, October 15
Game 6: Friday, October 16
Game 7: Tuesday, October 20