UVA Hoping for a World Series Win and a Place in the History Books

Jun 25, 2014

Credit Virginia Cavaliers

It will be a winner-take-all at the College World Series tonight in Omaha. 

The Virginia Cavaliers forced the deciding game last night with a 7-2 victory over Vanderbilt.  Tonight’s game starts at 8 PM and will be shown on ESPN. A Virginia victory tonight would be historic for the university and the Atlantic Coast Conference.  

An ACC team hasn’t won the College World Series since 1955.  North Carolina in 2007 was the last ACC team to reach the best-of-3 championship series.

The Virginia Cavaliers have a chance to end the ACC’s drought and secure their first baseball national championship in program history.

That would mean a lot to junior third baseman Kenny Towns, who hails from Burke, Virginia.

"I mean it feels great.  It’s getting an opportunity to win a national championship tomorrow.  It’s what you come to Virginia for.  Just being in the opportunity is incredible.  I know we’re all excited for it and I think we’re up to the task of winning this game tomorrow."

Towns went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs during UVA’s victory in Game Two of the championship series.

This is UVA’s third trip to the College World Series in the last six years, but the Cavaliers never got this far in their two previous trips to Omaha.