CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 7 overall seed Virginia (48-12) will host a best-of-three series against ACC Coastal Division foe Duke (38-22) in the Charlottesville Super Regional beginning Friday (June 9) at Disharoon Park. The winner of the series will advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
HOW TO FOLLOW
TV: ESPN2 (Fri & Sat) | Sun. – TBA
RADIO: WINA (98.9 FM/1070 AM/WINA.com)
LIVE STATS: VirginiaSports.com
Tickets for the Super Regional are sold out. A limited numbers of tickets may become available on game days from the visiting team allotment that go unclaimed. For more information contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office by phone (call or text) (434) 924-UVA1 or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Daily parking can be purchased online at UVATix.com or upon drive up for spaces in the JPJ South and West Lots $10 in advance or $15 upon drive up. Spots are first come, first served. Parking passes must be purchased using a valid credit/debit card; cash will not be accepted on site. Please note on Friday, Emmet/Ivy garage will not be available to baseball patrons. EIG will reopen for Saturday and Sunday (if necessary).
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Friday – Noon
Duke – LHP Andrew Healy (5-1, 2.27 ERA, 39.2 IP, 6 BB, 42 SO)
Virginia: RHP Nick Parker (8-0, 3.78 ERA, 69.0 IP, 19 BB, 74 SO)
Saturday/Sunday – TBA
- Virginia is making its eighth super regional appearance. All eight have come in the last 14 years (2009-23). Only Florida (9), Florida State (9) and LSU (9) have more super regional appearances in that span.
- The Cavaliers have reached the College World Series five times since 2009, the most of any ACC school. Only Florida (7), Arkansas (6) and Texas (6) have been to Omaha more times in the last 14 years.
- Since 2020, Virginia has accumulated 137 overall wins, the most of any ACC school.
- Since dropping two of three against Duke in late April, Virginia has rattled of 13 wins in its last 14 games.
- Virginia will host a super regional in Charlottesville for the sixth time, all coming under the direction of head coach Brian O’Connor. The Cavaliers have advanced out of Super Regionals on their home field, three times, including two in walk-off fashion (2011 & 2015).
- Virginia’s 48 wins this season are tied for the third most in college baseball and two behind national leader, Wake Forest. The 48 wins for UVA are the most since 2014 (53 wins).
- The Cavaliers have won 40 games for the first time since 2017. Virginia has 13 40-win seasons in program history, 12 have come under O’Connor.
- Virginia has the highest team batting average in the country (.334), leads the nation in doubles (161) and has the second-highest scoring margin (4.8) in college baseball behind No. 1 overall seed Wake Forest (6.0).
- The Cavaliers have accumulated 715 hits, the second most in the country behind Sam Houston (725). The 715 hits are the third-most ever by a Cavalier team (767 in 2009 & 759 in 2010).
- Virginia and Oral Roberts are the only two teams in the country to rank in the top-15 in BOTH batting average (1st – .334) and ERA (6th – 3.83)
NOTING THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
- Virginia has advanced the Super Regional eight times (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2021, 2023) and reached the College World Series five times – 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2021.
- Brian O’Connor is one of seven active coaches to win a National Championship.
- Competing in its 20th NCAA tournament, Virginia is 65-44 in NCAA play.
- UVA is 53-26 in the NCAA tournament since 2009, tied for the fifth-most NCAA tourney wins in that span.
- Under O’Connor (since 2004), UVA is 59-36 in the NCAA tournament.
- The Cavaliers captured the program’s first National Championship in 2015 in a rematch of the 2014 College World Series final. Virginia became the first ACC school to claim a national title since 1955 (Wake Forest).
CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL REVIEW
- Virginia went 3-0 to sweep its way through the Charlottesville regional, with wins over Army and East Carolina (2x). It marked the fifth time UVA went 3-0 in regional play and the first time since 2015.
- The five runs allowed were the fewest of any team in the regional play this year and the second fewest ever by a UVA team in regional play (4 runs allowed in 2013).
- The Cavaliers eliminated East Carolina in the final game with a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 2-1 after six, UVA scored seven runs between the seventh and ninth innings. East Carolina eliminated the Cavaliers from the 2022 NCAA Tournament at the Greenville Regional.
- All three UVA starting pitchers (Brian Edgington, Nick Parker & Connelly Early) combined to pitch 18.1 innings, allowed three runs, issued two walks and struck out 19 batters.
- Early was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after matching a career-high with 10 strikeouts over 6.1 innings of the Regional Final.
2023 IN SHORT
- Virginia won the ACC Coastal Division Championship for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011. Virginia has finished first or second in the Coastal in 10 of the last 14 seasons.
- UVA’s 44 regular season wins are the second-most in UVA history. The program record of 45, has been achieved four times (2006, 2010, 2011, & 2013).
- UVA’s 19 ACC wins were the most since 2016.
- Virginia was the last undefeated team in the country, winning its first 14 games. It became the first team in the country to reach 30 wins and the second team to attain 40 wins.
- The 14-game win streak to start the season was the second-longest in program history and the Cavaliers later matched their best 25-game start by winning 22 of their first 25 games.
- Brian O’Connor won his 800th game as UVA’s head coach on March 5 in a 16-6 win over Rhode Island on March 5, the eighth coach in UVA history to win 800 games.
- Jake Gelof broke UVA’s career-home run record of 37 held by E.J. Anderson since 1998 with his 38th career homer on April 11 against Richmond.
- After dropping three-straight ACC series in April, the Cavaliers bounced back by winning 10 of its last 11 games going into the NCAA Tournament. Two of its four ACC series sweeps on the year came in the final two weeks of the regular season.
- Virginia is 107-68-1 against Duke in an all-time series that was first played in 1926, an 8-2 Cavalier victory. Friday’s meeting will be the 177rd all-time meeting between the two schools.
- The two teams will meet in the NCAA Tournament for the first time. It also marks the first time since 2015 that two ACC schools have met in the super regionals (Virginia/Maryland).
- UVA has 100 all-time wins against five schools, Duke (107), North Carolina (116), Virginia Tech (107), Maryland (113) and VMI (109).
- Virginia has won 13 of the 15 ACC three-game home series against Duke dating back to 1991.
ON THE MOUND
- Nick Parker has won five-straight starts on the mound for UVA and the Cavaliers boast a 12-2 mark in games he’s started this season.
- Friday’s contest will mark his fourth NCAA postseason start. Two of his starts came against ECU in which he totaled 15 innings, allowed one run and struck out 15 batters against the Pirates. The righthander won a 2019 NCAA Regional start against Florida A&M (W, 5.0, 3 ER, 2 SO)
- In his last outing against Duke, Parker struck out 12 batters, limited the Blue Devils to just four hits and two runs over 6.2 innings of work. The righthander’s only blemishes on the scorecard were a pair of Duke solo home runs. Parker retired 11 of the final 13 batters he faced. The 12 strikeouts were the most in a game by a Cavalier pitcher since Brandon Neeck fanned 16 in the 2021 Columbia Regional against Old Dominion.
- Friday will be Parker’s 55th collegiate start (40 at Coastal, 15 at UVA). The 55 starts are the second most of any active starting pitcher in D-I baseball.
THE STAFF AT A GLANCE
- With All-ACC selections, Brian Edgington and Connelly Early, UVA has 34 pitchers listed on the team since 2004, the most of any other ACC program in that span.
- The Cavalier pitching staff boasts the sixth-lowest team ERA (3.83) in the country and second lowest in the ACC.
- Of the 594 strikeouts (20th most in NCAA) recorded by Cavalier pitching, 201 have come looking, the most in the country.
- UVA has posted back-to-back 500-strikeout season under pitching coach Drew Dickinson. The Cavaliers broke the school record with 687 in 2021 and struck out 598 batters last season, the third-most in program history. The 594 strikeouts are already the 4th-most in a single season in program history.
- The Cavalier hurlers also boast college baseball’s 4th-best strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.16) and rank 9th in walks allowed per nine innings (3.209).
- With a ninth-inning home run in the regional final against East Carolina, Kyle Teel broke the program’s single season hits record with his 101st hit of the season, eclipsing Phil Gosselin’s mark of 100 in 2010.
- Teel broke UVA’s single season doubles record on May 24 with his 24th double of the season and added to it with his 25 of the year against East Carolina on June 4.
- Jake Gelof eclipsed his own single season RBI mark on the last day of the regular season and now has 84 on the year.
ON RECORD WATCH
- Jake Gelof needs two RBI to tie UVA’s career RBI record, held by Steven Proscia (2009-11).
Most Career RBI in UVA History
|1.||Steven Proscia (2009-11)||182|
|2.||Jake Gelof (2021-present)||180|
|3.||Pavin Smith (2015-17)||178|
|4.||Sean Doolittle (2005-07)||167|
|5.||Ryan Gilleland (1995-98)||166|
- Gelof needs one home run to break UVA’s single season home run record. He is the only Cavalier ever to produce two, 20-home run seasons. He tied Brian Buchanan’s 29-year-old record with his seventh multi home run effort of his career in the regular season finale at Georgia Tech.
Most Home Runs Single Season in UVA History
|1.||Brian Buchanan (1994)||22|
|Jake Gelof (2023)||22|
|3.||Jake Gelof (2022)||21|
|4.||Jon Benick (2001)||18|
|5.||Jarrett Parker (2009)||16|
|Joe Koshansky (2004)||16|
- Kyle Teel and Griff O’Ferrall are the first Cavalier duo with 90+ hits in the same season. Only Tyler Davis (107) and Joe Refield (100) of Sam Houston have more combined hits as teammates.
Most Hits in a Single Season in UVA History
|1.||Kye Teel (2023)||101|
|2.||Phil Gosselin (2010)||100|
|3.||Griff O’Ferrall (2023)||97|
|3.||Jarrett Parker (2009)||94|
|4.||Ernie Clement (2016)||92|
|John Hicks (2011)||92|
|Ryan Zimmerman (2005)||92|
|Griff O’Ferrall (2023)||92|
- Griff O’Ferrall and Ethan O’Donnell became the 13th and 14th Cavaliers to score 60 runs in a season, respectively. O’Ferrall sits six runs back from matching the single-season mark.
Most Runs in a Single Season in UVA History
|1.||Jarrett Parker (2009)||76|
|2||Griff O’Ferrall (2023)||70|
|3.||Adam Haseley (2017)||68|
|Jake Gelof (2023)||68|
|4.||Brandon Downes (2013)||67|
|Phil Gosselin (2010)||67|
- Virginia leads the country with a school-record, 161 doubles.
- UVA racked up seven doubles against Army setting a program UVA postseason single-game record.
- Teel leads the ACC and ranks fifth in the country in doubles.
- For the first time in program history, the Cavaliers have three players with 20 or more doubles in a year – Kyle Teel (25), Anderson (24), and Jake Gelof (21).
- A total of 16 players in UVA history have recorded 20 or more doubles in a season.
Most Doubles in a Season – UVA History
|2.||Ethan Anderson (2023)||24|
|3.||Stephen Bruno (2012)||23|
|Dan Street (2002)||23|
|5.||Phil Gosselin (2010)||22|
|Steven Proscia (2009)||22|
|Dan Grovatt (2008)||22|
|8.||Kenny Towns (2015)||21|
|John Hicks (2011)||21|
|Tanner Morris (2019)||21|
|Jake Gelof (2023)||21|
- The Cavaliers have scored 544 runs this season the seventh-most of any team in the nation and are averaging 9.1 runs per game, the eighth-most in the country and the most in the ACC.
- Virginia has struck out 385 times as a team this season, the fewest of any team in the ACC.
- Virginia has the second largest scoring/run differential in the country.
Highest DI Scoring Margin/Run Differential