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CWS finals pits SEC and Pac-12 again as Mississippi State faces UCLA for title - NCAA.com

The Associated Press Last Updated - June 22, 2013 1:30 GMT OMAHA, Neb. – It’s the Southeastern Conference vs. the Pac-12 for the second consecutive year in the finals of the College World Series. Mississippi State and UCLA will square off in the best-of-three starting Monday at TD Ameritrade Park after each went unbeaten in winning its bracket. “‘I know it sounds crazy, but our kids just think something good is going to happen and, by the way, our coaches do, too.” – John Cohen UCLA survived a rocky ninth inning to eliminate No. 1 national seed North Carolina with a 4-1 win Friday night. The Bulldogs got a three-run homer from Hunter Renfroe and defeated Oregon State 4-1 in the afternoon. Mississippi State beat... Read more →


Two Cavaliers Picked Saturday in MLB Draft

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior infielder Reed Gragnani (Richmond, Va.) and redshirt senior Scott Silverstein (Olney, Md.) each were selected Saturday in the final day of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Gragnani was a 21st-round selection (663rd overall) of the Boston Red Sox, while Silverstein was a 25th-round pick (745th overall) of the Toronto Blue Jays. The pair join teammate Kyle Crockett (Poquoson, Va.), who was was selected Friday by the Cleveland Indians Friday in the fourth round (111th overall). Gragnani is batting .305 this year in 60 games. A First-Team All-ACC selection, he owns 65 hits and also has driven in 49 runs. He also was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team this season. Silverstein is 10-1 with a 2.86 ERA... Read more →


NCAA: Interest leads to growth — and TV viewership — for baseball

NCAA Photos NCAA Photos Nearly 1.4 million viewers on average tuned in to watch College World Series games on ESPN last year. ‘It didn’t always used to be this way’ Last Updated - May 29, 2013 12:02 GMT FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Dave Van Horn takes the time to remind his players every few weeks about just how good they have it. It’s not that the Arkansas coach revels in telling today’s youth just how difficult the older generations had it; he’s simply in awe of how far college baseball has come during his 25-year coaching career. Armed with new stadiums, packed houses and a growing fan base, college baseball has seen a surge in interest during the past decade. The result has been better travel,... Read more →


Regional fields announced as countdown begins to College World Series

NCAA.com/ May 27, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS — The field of 64 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced Monday by the DI baseball committee. The national top eight seeds are North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14). The Southeastern Conference led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with nine, while the Atlantic Coast Conference has eight. The Pac-12 and Sun Belt conferences have four. Making the tournament for the first time include: Bryant of the Northeast Conference, Canisius of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Central Arkansas of the Southland Conference, Savannah State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and South Dakota State... Read more →


Virginia Selected as Host Site for NCAA Baseball Regional | cnbnews.net

Four-team tournament will run May 31-June 3 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NCAA announced today that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run May 31-June 3 at Virginia’s Davenport Field. Two games each will be played Friday (May 31), Saturday (June 1) and Sunday (June 2). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 3). Regional game times will be announced Monday. The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at noon Monday on ESPNU. The selection committee will set the entire 64-team bracket through both the regionals and the first round of the Men’s College World... Read more →


Towns Walkoff Blast Lifts No. 5 Virginia Baseball Past Florida State, 7-4

May 25, 2013 DURHAM, N.C. – Kenny Towns (So., Burke, Va.) hit a three-run walkoff home run with one out in the 12th inning to lift the fifth-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 7-4 victory over No. 7 Florida State Saturday in the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Seeded third in the field, Virginia (47-10) finishes pool play with a 2-1 record, while the second-seeded Seminoles (44-15) went 0-3 in pool play. In hitting UVa's first walkoff homer since Jared King on March 19, 2011, against Florida State, Towns drove in four runs on the day and also scored the game-tying run in the eighth inning as Virginia rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the sixth inning. UVa... Read more →


No. 5 Virginia Baseball Thumps Georgia Tech, 8-2

Virginia Cavaliers athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Silverstein tosses 8 2/3 innings to lead Cavaliers to ACC tournament win DURHAM, N.C. – Scott Silverstein (R-Sr., Olney, Md.) fired 8 2/3 innings of two-run baseball to lift the fifth-ranked Virginia baseball team to an 8-2 triumph over Georgia Tech Thursday in the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The third-seeded Cavaliers (46-10) improved to 1-1 in the tournament and will play No. 2 seed Florida State at 11 a.m. Saturday in the final game in pool play. The winners of each pool advance to the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday. Georgia Tech (34-24), the No. 7 seed, fell to 1-1 in pool play. Silverstein (9-1) worked a career-long 8... Read more →


Virginia Earns No. 3 Seed in ACC Baseball Championship

Cavaliers open play at 3 p.m. Wednesday against Virginia Tech CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team has earned the No. 3 seed at the 2013 ACC Baseball Championship and will open tournament play at 3 p.m. Wednesday against No. 6 seed Virginia Tech. The tournament will be contested Wednesday through Sunday (May 22-26) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. Virginia will compete in Pool B with No. 2 seed Florida State, No. 6 seed Virginia Tech and No. 7 seed Georgia Tech. UVa will play Georgia Tech at 11 a.m. Thursday and Florida State at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Cavaliers are off on Friday. Virginia and Virginia Tech will be squaring off for the first time in ACC tournament play. Pool A... Read more →


No. 7 Virginia Baseball Romps Past VCU, 17-3

Cavaliers finish with 17 hits in fifth straight victory CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia baseball team rolled to a 17-3 victory over VCU Tuesday evening in front of 3,162 fans at Davenport Field. Virginia (43-8) finished its 2013 home schedule with a 32-3 record as it scored in double figures for the third straight game. UVa has scored 48 runs over the last three games, its most in a three-game stretch since March 8-11, 2009, when the Cavaliers tallied 48 against Wake Forest (21), Navy (17) and VMI (10). The Cavaliers rolled up 17 hits, marking the sixth straight game in which UVa has piled up double-digit hits. In addition to the big hit totals, Virginia batters did not record a strikeout (first... Read more →


Virginia's Mike Papi Named ACC Co-Player of the Week

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia outfielder Mike Papi (So., Tunkhannock, Pa.) has been named the ACC Co-Player of the Week, as announced Monday by the league office. Papi shares the distinction with Florida State’s DJ Stewart. The ACC Player of the Week nod is the first in Papi’s career and the first by a UVa player this season. Papi had a huge weekend as Virginia swept a three-game conference series against Duke. He starred both in the field and at the plate. He went 6-for-11 (.545) at the plate, scoring six runs and driving in eight. On Friday Papi threw the Blue Devils’ Jeff Kremer out at the plate to end the seventh inning. Virginia trailed 5-3 at the time, but the Cavaliers went on to... Read more →


No. 7 Virginia Baseball Trounces Duke, 17-8

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The seventh-ranked Virginia baseball team pounded out a season-high 22 hits in a 17-8 defeat of Duke Saturday afternoon in front of 4,040 spectators at Davenport Field. In clinching its seventh ACC series win in nine tries, Virginia (41-8, 19-7) recorded the most hits of any ACC team in conference play this year while also scoring the program’s most runs since April 29, 2011, at Boston College. Virginia goes for the series sweep at 1 p.m. Sunday. Senior Day ceremonies will be held prior to the Sunday contest at 12:30 p.m.; UVa will honor six fourth- and fifth-year student-athletes as well as a manager Taylor Myers. The 22-hit barrage was Virginia’s most hits in a game since the Cavaliers racked up 28... Read more →


No. 7 Virginia Baseball Scores Three in Ninth Inning to Top Duke, 6-5

MAY 10, 2013 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Nate Irving’s walk-off RBI single capped a three-run ninth-inning rally to lift the seventh-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 6-5 victory over Duke Friday night at Davenport Field. Virginia (40-8, 18-7 ACC) trailed most of the night before rallying for its 17th come-from-behind win of the year, including its third ninth-inning comeback in ACC play. Playing its first game in nine days after a break for final exams, Virginia reached the 40-win plateau for the eighth time in the last 10 years. UVa is the sixth team in the nation to earn 40 wins this year. The Cavaliers racked up 10 hits, with five coming in the ninth inning off Duke closer Andrew Istler. Jared King (R-Sr., Radford, Va.),... Read more →


College Baseball/Softball Game Results for April 26 and April 27

TCNJ drops pair; qualifies for NJAC post-season April 27, 2013 Galloway, NJ … The College of New Jersey baseball team dropped a pair of 4-3 decisions to Richard Stockton College in New Jersey Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon. Despite the two losses, the Lions (17-20, 8-10 NJAC) finished sixth in the conference standings and qualified for the NJAC post-season tournament. They will open up at top-seeded Kean University on Tuesday in Union, NJ. The Ospreys (23-16, 11-7 NJAC) finished fourth in the conference and squared off at either Rowan University or William Paterson University. Ramapo College defeated Rutgers University-Camden 12-0 in the second game of their doubleheader after the Scarlet Raptors won the opener 5-3. The Lions received the sixth and final playoff spot... Read more →


COLLEGE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Scores for April 23 Games

Explorers Blast Four Homeruns, Split Doubleheader With UMBC April 23, 2013 Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 Game 1 Box (pdf) Game 2 Box (pdf) PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle softball squad split today's non-conference doubleheader against the UMBC Retrievers, losing the first game in an offensive onslaught 13-10 and winning the second game 3-2. The Explorers fought hard in game one, tallying 10 runs on 10 hits including four homeruns. Junior Megan Hodgson continued her dominance at the plate, batting 3 for 4 with an RBI double in the first, scoring freshman Casey Lester, and a three-run homerun in the fourth to drive in freshman Kendra Heyer and Lester. Freshman Alli Waddington notched her first collegiate homerun in the fourth, bringing home senior... Read more →


College Baseball/Softball Report for April 16

TCNJ edged by Nittany Lions Ewing, NJ … Seven different pitchers limited The College of New Jersey offense to four hits as Penn State-Abington defeated the Lions 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. TCNJ (13-15) struggled to score runs for the third straight game as the legion of Nittany Lion hurlers were effective as they kept the Lion hitters in check throughout the contest. Charlie Huber registered the win, while Kevin Faber garnered his fourth save of the season. It was the ninth straight win for Penn State. The Nittany Lions (17-15) pushed a pair of unearned runs across home plate in the third. Dustin Kology grounded a single to left and swiped second and third base. Mark McCouch walked and stole second... Read more →


College Baseball Sunday: TCNJ/ Ramapo Split, Ducks Win Big, Cavaliers Fall, Concordia over Wilmington, Satanoff helps Raptors

TCNJ splits doubleheader with #14 Ramapo Ewing, NJ … The College of New Jersey split a doubleheader with 14th-ranked Ramapo College in New Jersey Athletic Conference action on Sunday afternoon in George Ackerman Park. The Lions (13-13, 5-4 NJAC) received a solid pitching performance from junior Brendan Kelly (Butler, NJ/Butler) as he tossed eight innings to lead TCNJ to a 6-4 victory in the opener. The Roadrunners (18-5-1, 5-3-1 NJAC) answered back with a 7-2 win in the nightcap as senior Frank Baldini and Dan LaRocca limited the Lion offense to six hits. Game 1: TCNJ 6 Ramapo 4 Kelly scattered nine hits and struck out six to garner his fifth win of the season in the first game. He battled for eight innings before... Read more →


COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP FOR SATURDAY EVENTS

Women's Track And Field Wraps Up Saturday At George Mason & Rider George Mason Invitational Results Rider Invitational Results PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle women's track and field team placed fifth (11-team field) at the Rider Invitational on Saturday while others competed at the George Mason Invitational. George Mason Invitational Meghan McGlinchey placed 10th (60-runner field) in the 1500m run on Saturday, crossing the finish line at 4:31.45, besting her previous PR by over five seconds. Elizabeth Walkercame in 18th place in the event with a time of 4:35.81. Taylor Hackett just missed finish in the field's top half with a 31st place finish (4:46.71). Wendy Hutchinson was the first Explorer to cross the finish line in the 800m run, placing 18th with a 2:12.23.... Read more →


College Baseball/Softball Report: Montclair Wins Double Header, Virginia Downs Georgia Tech

1 MONTCLAIR ST. EDGES #24 TCNJ TWICE IN EXTRA INNINGS Montclair, NJ... The College of New Jersey softball team challenged top-ranked Montclair State University in both ends of a doubleheader, but the host Red Hawks came away with a pair of extra-inning wins on Saturday. Montclair State won both games by identical 2-1 scores, with the first game going nine innings and the second eight. The two wins kept the Red Hawks undefeated at 10-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and 26-0 overall. The 24th-ranked Lions lost in conference play for the first time, falling to 8-2 in league play and 21-7 overall. The Lions return home to face another ranked opponent on Tuesday, April 16 as 11th-ranked Rowan University visits Dr. June Walker... Read more →


College Softball/Baseball: Wednesday's Results for La Salle, Goldey Beacom, Cavaliers, Wilmington

Penn Handles La Salle Explorers, 5-3 Box Score Box Score (PDF) PHILADELPHIA – The Explorers held Penn scoreless until the sixth, but the Quakers scored five runs in their last four at bats en route to a 5-3 victory over La Salle on Wednesday afternoon at Hank DeVincent Field. Sophomore Mark Williams extended his reached base streak to 14 games with a 3-for-5 showing and freshman Joey Ravert (3-3, BB, HBP) picked up his seventh hit in consecutive days. Penn improves to 19-11 on the year while the Explorers dip to 12-18. La Salle freshman Tom Fazzini was given the first loss of his college career after forfeiting two runs in two-thirds of an inning in relief while Penn reliever Mitch Holtz picked up his... Read more →


College Baseball Tuesday's Report | cnbnews.net

SJU BASEBALL POUNDS DELAWARE STATE, 8-1 Forgey, Hueth Post Two Hits Apiece DOVER, Del. – The Saint Joseph’s baseball team got back to .500 on the season, cruising past Delaware State, 8-1, at Soldier Field on Tuesday. Collin Forgey and Chris Hueth had two hits each, while Hueth and Brian O’Keefe each drove in a pair. Saint Joseph’s (16-16) never trailed, going ahead 1-0 in the top half of the first as Forgey led off the game with a single and came in to score on a two-out single by O’Keefe. The hit extended O’Keefe’s hitting streak to nine games. Delaware State (20-10) equalized in the bottom of the third, scoring on a single and an error with two outs. The Hawks took the lead... Read more →


Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, MI - April 11-13

by Raymond Rolak special to CNBNEWS The University of Detroit-Mercy along with the Detroit Sports Commission will host the 2013 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships April 11-13, at Super Bowl Lanes in Canton, Michigan. Featured will be the top eight teams from NCAA institutions that sponsor bowling as a varsity sport. It will be the second time in three years that Detroit has hosted the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships. “The Detroit Sports Commission is pleased to again host the National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship,” said Dave Beachnau, DSC executive director. He added, “Our strong relationship with the NCAA, along with the tremendous support of the University of Detroit-Mercy and Detroit’s history as bowling capital of the world lends to the success for this event.” The eight-team... Read more →


COLLEGE BASEBALL SUNDAY REPORT

SJU BASEBALL TAKES SERIES FINALE FROM ST. BONAVENTURE, 7-3 Forgey, Kancylarz Homer in Series-Clinching Win MERION STATION, Pa. – Collin Forgey (San Diego, Calif./University City) was 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs batted in, and three runs scored as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team clinched its weekend series against St. Bonaventure with a 7-3 win on Sunday afternoon at Smithson Field. Chris Hueth and Brian O’Keefe also had two hits on the day while Stefan Kancylarz added a solo home run for his third longball of the season. O’Keefe extended his hitting streak to eight games. Forgey led off the game for Saint Joseph’s (15-16) with a single to center and came in to score two batters later on a double by O’Keefe. The... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Falls to Miami, 4-3, in Series Finale

Virginia Cavaliers athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cavaliers’ nine-game win streak comes to end, but UVa wins fourth straight ACC series CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fifth-ranked Virginia baseball team had its nine-game win streak come to an end Sunday as it fell, 4-3, to Miami at Davenport Field. The Hurricanes (20-11, 5-7 ACC) scored four runs in the first inning and held on as the Cavaliers (25-3, 9-3) chipped away before falling short. Reed Gragnani (Sr., Richmond, Va.) finished off a great weekend by going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. He went 6-for-12 with nine RBI in the series. Brandon Downes (So., South Plainfield, N.J.) added a pair of hits for Virginia, which picked up nine hits but left 13 runners on base. UVa... Read more →


No. 5 Virginia Baseball Downs Miami, 8-1, to Clinch Series

University of Virginia logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cavaliers snare fourth straight ACC series win CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four Virginia pitchers combined to scatter four hits as the fifth-ranked Cavaliers defeated Miami, 8-1, Saturday afternoon in front of 4,258 spectators at Davenport Field. In winning its ninth straight game, Virginia (25-2, 9-2 ACC) clinched its fourth ACC series win in as many weeks. The teams will compete the series at noon Sunday. The game originally was slated to start at 1 p.m., but the start time was changed because of the potential for inclement weather. Virginia starting pitcher Scott Silverstein (R-Sr., Olney, Md.) worked 6 2/3 innings and tied a career high with nine strikeouts in a strong performance. Silverstein (5-0) earned the win while allowing... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Rolls to 15-4 Win Over Miami

March 29 2013 Cavaliers score nine runs in eighth inning to blow open close game CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The fifth-ranked Virginia baseball team blew open a close game with Miami with a nine-run eighth inning in a 15-4 victory over the Hurricanes Friday night at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (24-2, 8-2 ACC) recorded their eighth straight win and their fifth consecutive ACC victory. Virginia recorded 16 hits in the win, with six players racking up multiple hits. Mike Papi (So., Tunkhannock, Pa.) went 4-for-4 with three doubles as he continued his torrid stretch at the plate; he has 18 hits in his last 26 at bats. Brandon Downes (So., South Plainfield, N.J.) went 2-for-4 with a homer and five RBI, while Reed Gragnani (Sr., Richmond,... Read more →


CNBNews College Baseball Report for Saint Joseph U., LaSalle, Stevens Institute of Technology, College of NJ, and Virginia Cavaliers

SJU BASEBALL POSTS 10-6 EXTRA-INNING COMEBACK WIN AT TEMPLE Hawks Battle Back From 5-1 Deficit After Six AMBLER, Pa. – Trailing by four runs entering the seventh, the Hawk offense responded with nine runs over the final four innings as the Saint Joseph’s baseball team defeated Temple, 10-6, in 10 innings on a cold and windy Saturday afternoon at Skip Wilson Field. Greg Kumpel hit a two-run double in the top of the 10th before John Brue followed with his first collegiate home run to give the Hawks a pair of insurance runs. Temple (7-11 overall, 0-2 Atlantic 10) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead for the second day in a row as David Hall lofted a two-run home run to right and Nick... Read more →


Schedule Altered for Virginia-NC State Baseball Series

Teams will now play doubleheader Saturday, no game Sunday CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The schedule for the Virginia-NC State baseball series at Davenport Field has been altered because of a forecast for inclement weather this weekend. The series is now scheduled to begin with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. The second game of the doubleheader will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. There will be no game Sunday, and the teams will conclude the series at 7 p.m. Monday as originally scheduled. Tickets for the Sunday game will be accepted for game two of the Saturday doubleheader. Fans with tickets for the Sunday game that cannot attend the second game Saturday may exchange their tickets in advance for a General... Read more →


CNBNews College Baseball/Softball Round-up: Rowan Defeats UMass, Cavaliers Over Clemson, Scarlet Raptors Softball Win, Profs Softball Take 2

Rowan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ROWAN BASEBALL DEFEATS UMASS BOSTON, 9-3 AUBURNDALE, FL – The Rowan University baseball team defeated UMass Boston, 9-3 on Sunday afternoon. It was the Profs’ third game on their spring break trip. The Profs are 8-2 overall and the Beacons have a 1-4 record. Catcher Conner Grant (jr. Shewsbury, NJ/Red Bank Catholic), right fielder Eric Sellitto (jr. Medford, NJ/Shawnee) and shortstop Ryan Williams (so. Southampton, NJ/Seneca) all contributed with two RBIs. Sellitto scored two runs while Grant and Williams had one apiece. Center fielder Eric Perez (jr. Fords, NJ/Woodbride) was three for four at the plate with one run scored. Second baseman Mark Benak (jr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) chipped in with two hits and scored one run. Third baseman... Read more →


No. 12 Virginia Baseball Rallies in Ninth, Tops Clemson in 11 Innings

MARCH 15 Papi ties game with RBI single in ninth, wins it with HR in 11th CLEMSON, S.C. – Mike Papi (So., Tunkhannock, Pa.) hit a pinch-hit, game-tying single in the ninth inning and the go-ahead solo home run in the 11th as the No. 12 Virginia baseball team rallied to top Clemson, 6-5, Friday evening at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Virginia (16-1, 3-1 ACC) trailed 5-2 with one out in the ninth inning before staging a comeback to force extra innings. Virginia has won nine straight games against Clemson (10-6, 2-2) dating to 2010, marking its longest win streak ever over the Tigers. UVa mounted a big ninth-inning comeback, scoring three times to tie the game. Brandon Downes (So., South Plainfield, N.J.)... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Drops First Game of 2013, 4-2, to Maryland

Cavaliers have 14-game win streak snapped CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 17th-ranked Virginia baseball team lost its first game of the 2013 season Sunday, falling 4-2 to Maryland at Davenport Field. While the Cavaliers (14-1, 2-1 ACC) had their 14-game win streak snapped, they still claimed the series after sweeping a doubleheader Saturday. UVa’s 14-0 run to open the year was the second-best start to a season in program history (19-0 in 2009). “We’re not going to win them all,” Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor said. “I don’t know of a college baseball team that has gone 56-0 in the regular season. We have a very good club, and we’ve shown that over the first four weeks of the season. We certainly at times are... Read more →


No. 19 Virginia Baseball Knocks Off Bucknell, 9-1

Virginia Cavaliers athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Howard strikes out 11 in six strong innings; Downes finishes with three hits CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 19 Virginia baseball team upped its record to 12-0 with a 9-1 victory over Bucknell Sunday afternoon at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers swept through their four games over the weekend, winning two games each over Bucknell and Harvard. “Overall it was a very good weekend of baseball for us,” Virginia head coach Brian O’Connor said. “Playing four games in a weekend presents some physical challenges and we showed that with some of our play defensively today, but overall I thought we played well. We had good pitching, played good defense and swung the bats well.” Virginia starting pitcher Nick Howard... Read more →


No. 25 Virginia Baseball Rallies for 13-9 Win at East Carolina

Cavaliers come back from 4-0 deficit, score 13 times over final four innings; Sunday game cancelled FEBRUARY 18, 2013 GREENVILLE, N.C. – The No. 25 Virginia baseball team scored 13 runs over the last four innings to rally and knock off East Carolina, 13-9, Saturday on a cold, blustery day at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, N.C. The Cavaliers (2-0) trailed 4-0 after five innings before scoring the next 13 runs of the game. The Sunday game has been cancelled because of cold and inclement weather forecast for the area. The game will not be rescheduled. A day after scoring 14 runs with a dozen hits, Virginia battered ECU pitchers for 15 hits Saturday. All but two of the hits came over the final four innings.... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Ranked No. 25 in Preseason Coaches Poll

Cavaliers tied with Louisville for No. 25 in USA Today Coaches Poll CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia baseball team is ranked No. 25 in the preseason edition of the USA Today Coaches Poll, which was release Thursday. The Cavaliers were tied for No. 25 with Louisville in the poll. Virginia returns 19 letterwinners from its 2012 squad which finished 39-19-1 (18-12 ACC) and played host to an NCAA Regional, the program's ninth-consecutive NCAA tournament bid. The Cavaliers return six position starters, including 2012 Freshman All-America outfielder Derek Fisher (So., Rexmont, Pa.) and two-year starting first baseman Jared King (R-Sr., Radford, Va.). Virginia also welcomes in 14 newcomers in a talented freshman class. The Cavaliers feature 25 freshmen and sophomores on the 34-man roster this season.... Read more →


Top bowls to keep an eye on | NCAA.com

Brian Burnsed, NCAA.com Last Updated - December 13, 2012 2:27 GMT The holidays can be tough. The specter of gift-shopping – and having your eyes repeatedly spritzed with perfume at every turn while being forced to listen to Justin Bieber Christmas songs on repeat in the dreaded, marble-floored monolith known as the mall – looms over nearly every waking moment. Plus, what are you going to do with the dog before you head home to see your parents? There are logistics to juggle, casseroles to make and gifts to try to wrap then take back to the store to have them gift-wrapped for you because you could never really grasp the concept of a crease. And amid all of this, there are 35 bowl games... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Announces 2013 Schedule | cnbnews

Cavaliers open season Feb. 15 at East Carolina, play host to Florida State, Miami, NC State, Duke and Maryland in ACC series CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia baseball coach Brian O’Connor has announced the Cavaliers' 2013 schedule. The 54-game slate includes home ACC series against Florida State, Miami, NC State, Maryland and Duke as well as a three-game non-conference series at East Carolina. The schedule features 21 games against programs that advanced to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Twelve of UVa’s 20 road games will feature opponents that reached the NCAA tournament last year. “Our players and coaches are looking forward to the upcoming 2013 season,” O’Connor said. “We have many exciting ACC opponents as well as challenging non-conference games. Our home schedule will allow Cavalier fans... Read more →


Virginia Baseball's 2013 Step Up to the Plate Event | cnbnews

Former Cavalier and three-time world champion Javier Lopez will be honored and joined by special guest Tim Kurkjian of ESPN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Baseball program will honor one of its own, three-time World Champion Javier Lopez of the San Francisco Giants, as part of the 11th annual Step Up to the Plate fundraiser, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. ESPN Baseball Analyst Tim Kurkjian will serve as the special host for the event. Several former Cavalier greats who now are playing professional baseball also will be in attendance for the special evening. Tickets for Step Up To The Plate go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday (Nov. 12) and can be ordered in person at the... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Begins Orange & Blue World Series Wednesday

Admission is free for 5-game series CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team begins its annual Orange and Blue World Series at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Davenport Field. Admission is free of charge for all games during the 5-game intrasquad series, which serves as the pinnacle of the Cavaliers’ fall season. Free parking will be available in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots. Concession and merchandise stands also will be open. The full team has been split into an Orange team as well as a Blue Team (rosters attached). All games will consist either of nine or seven innings; this will be determined prior to each game. There will be two 2-game series (Games 1-2 and Games 3-4 are separate series) as... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Plays Towson in Exhibition at 11 a.m. Saturday

Admission is free; exhibition precedes UVa-Louisiana Tech football game CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team will play Towson in a fall exhibition game at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davenport Field. Admission is free to all fall Virginia baseball action. Free parking will be available in the University Hall and John Paul Jones Arena lots. Concession and merchandise stands also will be open. This marks the first of two fall exhibitions this season for Virginia. UVa also will play Georgetown in an exhibition on Oct. 21. Per NCAA regulations, the two fall exhibition games will count toward Virginia’s 56-game regular season for the 2013 season, although the outcomes of these games will not count toward the Cavaliers’ 2013 record. UVa is scheduled to play 54... Read more →


Jason Laws Named UVa Director of Baseball Operations

Murray State graduate was assistant coach at Arkansas State last season CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head baseball coach Brian O’Connor has announced the hiring of Jason Laws as the program’s Director of Baseball Operations. A Murray State graduate and former all-conference honoree, Laws arrives in Virginia following a year stint as an assistant coach at Arkansas State. “I'm very grateful that Coach O’Connor has brought me on staff and given me the opportunity to work for one of the best programs in the country,” Laws said. “What Virginia Baseball has accomplished in recent years has been very special and I'm looking forward to being a part of it going forward.” At Virginia, Laws will have a wide range of responsibilities, as he will be involved... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Plays Ontario Blue Jays at 1 p.m. Saturday in Exhibition

Saturday contest marks first of three fall exhibition games for UVa CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 2013 edition of the Virginia baseball team will be on display for the first time Saturday when the Cavaliers take on the Ontario Blue Jays in exhibition action at Davenport Field. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. The game is scheduled to last 14 innings. There is no admission charge. Parking will be available in the University Hall lots. Concession and merchandise stands also will be open during the Saturday game. Virginia will be showing off Davenport Field’s new playing surface, which was part of a $1 million field renovation project. After removing 14 inches of the existing soil from the previous surface, crews installed a new irrigation and... Read more →


Virginia Baseball Announces 2012 Fall Schedule

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia baseball coach Brian O’Connor has announced UVa’s schedule for the 2012 fall season. The team officially began practice Sept. 8 at The Park while the field renovation project at Davenport Field is completed. Virginia tentatively is scheduled to resume practice on the new playing surface at Davenport Field on Sept. 19. Virginia will challenge its young team with three fall exhibition games, all of which are open to the public and free of charge. The public’s first opportunity to see the Cavaliers during fall ball will come on Sept. 22 when Virginia will play the Ontario Blue Jays at 1 p.m. The Cavaliers will face Towson on Sept. 29; the game time for that contest will be announced once the UVa-Louisiana... Read more →


Nearly 60 Medals Won by U.S. Track & Field Collegians at London Olympics

English: Sanya Richards-Ross during 2011 World championships Athletics in Daegu (Photo credit: Wikipedia) August 13, 2012 NEW ORLEANS – It was a successful run for current and former U.S. track & field collegians at the 2012 London Olympics. A total of 59 current or former student-athletes of NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA institutions won an Olympic medal, including 23 gold in the sport of Athletics. Eight of those that are bringing home medals were collegians during the 2012 seasons. Kansas’ Diamond Dixon was the only collegian from the 2012 season to win gold as she ran a leg on Team USA’s women’s 4x400 relay in the preliminary round. Finalists for The Bowerman – collegiate track & field’s top award – did well at the Games. Arizona’s... Read more →


Derek Fisher to Compete in College Home Run Derby on July 3 | cnbnews.net

TD Ameritrade Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Virginia outfielder led ACC freshmen in home runs in 2012 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia's Derek Fisher (Fr., Rexmont, Pa.) has been selected to compete in the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby, set for July 3 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The derby is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET on July 3 and will air tape-delayed on CBS at 2 p.m. ET on July 7. The first UVa player to compete in the event, Fisher is one eight contestants in the 2012 field. He will be joined by Daniel Aldrich (College of Charleston), LB Dantzler (South Carolina), Tyler Horan (Virginia Tech), Daniel Palka (Georgia Tech), Zach Stephens (Tennessee Tech), Mason Katz (LSU) and Aaron Judge (Fresno... Read more →


Virginia Cavalier Stephen Bruno, of Audubon NJ, Named Player of the Year | cnbnews.net

June 27, 2012 press release Bruno, O'Connor Highlight UVa Honors on VaSID All-State Team CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia third baseman Stephen Bruno (R-So., Audubon, N.J.) and Stephen Bruno head coach Brian O'Connor captured top honors on the 2012 University Division All-State Baseball Team, as chosen by the Virginia College Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Bruno was named the state's Player of the Year, while O'Connor earned his seventh Coach of the Year award in the last nine years. Before moving on the Cavaliers Bruno played baseball for Gloucester Catholic High School and the Brooklawn American Legion Post 72. Six Cavaliers were selected to the team, the most of any program in the state. Bruno was joined on the first team by relief pitcher Justin Thompson (Sr.,... Read more →


Three Cavaliers Selected to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team | cnbnews.net

Harrington, Irving, Kline named to team CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Three Virginia baseball players were selected Tuesday to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team. Colin Harrington (R-So., Johnstown, Pa.), Nate Irving (Fr., Yonkers, N.Y.) and Branden Kline (Jr., Frederick, Md.) each earned a spot on the team. Kline was named to the team for the second time, while Harrington and Irving each earned the award for the first time. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Kline was a second-round selection (65th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles and was a second-team All-ACC pick in 2012 as a starting pitcher, as he went 7-3 with 3.56... Read more →


College Sports Thursday PM: News for St. Joseph, Virginia, USTFCCCA

Philly Skyline 04:33, 11 March 2007 . . Phillyfan0419 . . 2592 x 1456 811,442 bytes) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SAINT JOSEPH’S NAMED PHILADELPHIA BIG 5 BASEBALL TEAM OF THE YEAR; HAMBURG, MULLEN, O’KEEFE, TAYLOR EARN INDIVIDUAL HONORS Hamburg Tabbed as Coach of the Year, Mullen Named Pitcher of the Year PHILADELPHIA – The Saint Joseph’s baseball team was voted the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Team of the Year, the organization announced on Thursday morning. Also pulling in Big 5 honors were head coach Fritz Hamburg, who earned the Coach of the Year award, and junior pitcher Kyle Mullen (Berwyn, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep), who was named the Big 5 Pitcher of the Year. Mullen was also tabbed for the All-Big 5 Team alongside senior first baseman... Read more →


Sean Doolittle Gets First Major-League Call-Up with Oakland Athletics

June 5, 2012 Former Virginia All-American is 30th Cavalier to reach the big leagues CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Former Virginia pitcher/first baseman Sean Doolittle has been called up by the Oakland Athletics for the first time and will be in uniform this evening. Doolittle pitched and played first base for the Cavaliers from 2005-07. The Athletics play host to the Texas Rangers in a four-game series beginning tonight. A first-round pick in the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Athletics, Doolittle is the 30th former Cavalier to reach the major leagues. There now are six former Virginia baseball players currently in Major League Baseball, the most at any point in UVa history. Doolittle joins Brandon Guyer (Tampa Bay), Javier Lopez (San Francisco), Mark Reynolds (Baltimore),... Read more →


Your story could save a life | drugfree.org

When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse, silence can be deadly. People feel empowered when they know they're not alone -- and empowered people can help their loved ones confront addiction. To see how substance abuse touches all of us, watch this amazing video, which features people speaking frankly about how drugs and alcohol have affected their lives and the lives of those around them. Interestingly, the things they are saying on the video are things that could also have been shared with a counselor over a drug helpline, and that would have made things better for them early on. All of us -- parents and friends, health care professionals as well as colleagues -- can do our part by standing with them. Watch... Read more →


Former Matawan Doctor Pleads Guilty | cnbnews.net

TRENTON - Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that a former Matawan doctor pleaded guilty today to dispensing controlled dangerous substances by writing prescriptions for medically unnecessary pharmaceutical narcotics in return for cash payments. Ki I. Song, 70, of Matawan, pleaded guilty to third-degree dispensing of a controlled dangerous substance before Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz in Middlesex County. The charge was contained in an Oct. 21, 2011 state grand jury indictment. Judge Ferencz scheduled the sentencing for May 7. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend Song be sentenced to 364 days in county jail and a three-year term of probation in addition to 40 hours of community service. Song will also be ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. In pleading guilty,... Read more →


Rowan Baseball Sweeps; TCNJ Splits DH; Seton Hall Defeats Virginia | cnbnews

March 4, 2012 GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University baseball team swept a doubleheader over Franklin & Marshall College on Sunday afternoon. The game scores were 6-3 and 8-3 in seven innings. Rowan improves to 6-0 on the season. The Profs are ranked 25th in the D3baseball.com/National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Top 25 Poll and 27th in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Preseason Poll. Franklin & Marshall has a 2-3 record. In the first game, right-hander Steven Melchiorre (sr. Atco, NJ/Hammonton) was the winning pitcher (2-0). He allowed one earned run and six hits in six innings. Melchiorre struck out four hitters. Righty Ryan Peterson (sr. Belle Mead, NJ/Montgomery) tossed the final 0.2 innings for his first save of the season. Left-hander Evan Lang (sr. Voorhees,... Read more →