The University of Virginia baseball program made history with its first national title, the first baseball championship for the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1955. In the deciding game of the best-of-three finals, the Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt, 4-2.
With its back against the wall for the second time in a week, the University of Virginia baseball team came through again. The Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt, 3-0, in Game Two of the best-of-three finals at the College World Series.
A pair of freshmen, who weren’t around the program when UVA played Vanderbilt in the finals last year, stood out for the Cavaliers in their victory.
Starting pitcher Adam Haseley, stuck around until the sixth inning, the deepest he had gone in a game this season. He says he was most nervous in the opening inning.
If the Virginia Cavaliers win their first baseball championship at the College World Series, they face the task of beating the defending national champion.
The title series starts tonight, 6/22, at 8 p.m. in Omaha and will be televised on ESPN.
It’s UVA against Vanderbilt again, a best-of-three championship series that didn’t end well a year ago for the Cavaliers and their fans. Following the team last year was memorable for Mandi Cabral, a UVA fan who grew in Fredericksburg and now lives in Omaha.
Sweet Briar College is back in business - at least for the coming academic year. Virginia’s attorney general brokered a deal that will bring a new board of directors and president to the Amherst campus.
The University of Virginia baseball team was so close to winning the national championship last year. The Cavaliers are back in Omaha this year to try it again and they’re off to a good start.
The fans have seen this before, and UVA’s experience factor played a role in its 5-3 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.
Kenny Towns, a senior from Burke. socked a two-out double in the eighth inning to give UVA the lead for good. Towns, one of 15 players back last year’s team that finished runner-up to Vanderbilt at the College World Series, reflects on his big moment.