Virginia (8-8, 2-7 ACC) returns to Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday (March 20) when it hosts No. 18 Pittsburgh (9-4, 6-3 ACC), in the opener of a three-game series at Disharoon Park.
- No. 18 Pitt will be the second-straight nationally-ranked opponent to visit for a weekend series at Disharoon Park this season. The Panthers come in at No. 18 according to D1Baseball.
- The Cavaliers are 2-3 on their current eight-game homestand, their longest stint at home this season.
- Virginia is two wins shy of 500 at Disharoon Park, a facility that opened in 2002 and changed the face of the Cavalier baseball program.
- Under head Coach Brian O’Connor, the Cavaliers are 292-187-1 in ACC play. His 292 wins are the 8th most in league history and third most among active ACC coaches. His winning percentage (.609) in ACC regular season games is the second-highest among active ACC coaches (min. 4 seasons).
- Virginia is 19-5 all-time against Pitt and 14-4 against the Panthers since they joined the ACC.
- Pitt captured the final two games of 2018 series for its lone series win against the Cavaliers.
- The Cavaliers are 6-0 against Pitt at Disharoon Park
- The first ever ACC contest between the two schools occurred on April 4, 2014. Lefthander Nathan Kirby tossed the fifth no-hitter in program history and struck out 18 batters in the process.
- Virginia comes into the weekend with a team ERA of 3.60, the second-lowest in the ACC. Among league foes, only UVA and Miami have recorded multiple shutouts this season.