Here is your National Recap for April 4th.
Nathan Kirby tosses No-Hitter as Virginia defeats Pitt 4-0
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) threw a no-hitter in the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team’s 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh Friday evening at Charles Cost Field. Kirby struck out 18 batters, one off the school and ACC single-game record, in UVa’s first no-hitter since 2011. Virginia (26-4, 11-2 ACC) extended its winning streak to nine games with the momentous victory. Continue reading
By: Chris Slade
ACC Atlantic Division
Boston College Eagles
2013 record: 12 – 40 (4 – 25 ACC, 6th place)
Finish: No postseason
To put it bluntly, the Boston College Eagles were out of their element in ACC conference play in 2013. The Eagles lost their first 20 conference games before surprisingly winning a home series with Miami to get off the schnide.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia has been selected as the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball preseason favorite in a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches.
The Cavaliers were named by 10 coaches as this year’s team to beat, while Florida State received four first-place votes. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the season with our 2014 Top 100 College Baseball Players. Today, we continue the countdown at number 34 with Derek Fisher from Virginia. The Rexmont, Pennsylvania native attended Cedar Crest High School where he had an outstanding career including being named all-state three times. He hit .484 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI as a senior. He was selected by Texas Rangers in sixth round of 2011 MLB Draft but decided to head to Virginia. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 49, Virginia LHP Nathan Kirby. In a stellar freshman campaign with the Cavaliers, Kirby was fourth on the staff by appearing in 24 games with 32.2 innings pitched. During the 2013 season the south paw pitched to a 4-1 record posting a 6.06 ERA and showed great command of the zone only allowing 13 walks the entire season. Kirby had the opportunity to start in two games but found success coming out of the bullpen for the Cavaliers, throwing countless shutout innings in 2013. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 55, Virginia shortstop Branden Cogswell. In his sophomore campaign with the Cavaliers, Cogswell found himself at the top of the lineup where he started the first 47 games. In 182 at bats, the rising junior posted an impressive .346 average with 63 hits, 55 runs and 22 RBI. The 6’2” infielder recorded 20 multiple hit games despite missing the last 15 games due to an injury. Cogswell played a huge part in the Cavaliers success in 2013 and his efforts on the diamond got him selected to the Second-Team All-ACC as well as named to the watch list for the Wallace Award which is given to the nation’s top shortstop. Continue reading
We continue the countdown today with number 59, Virginia OF/1B Mike Papi. In his sophomore season with the Cavaliers, Papi worked his way into the lineup starting 47 of the 55 games he played in. The 6’3” outfielder was named the ACC’s 2013 batting champion with an impressive .381 average and also led the league in on-base percentage (.517) and finished second in slugging (.619). Papi was a threat at the plate, reaching base safely in 47 of the 55 games. The First Team All-American was also named to the All-ACC First Team and earned an invitation to compete for a spot on the 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Continue reading
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia baseball team released its 2014 schedule on Tuesday (Nov. 5). The Cavaliers will play 34 home games as part of their 55-game schedule.
Virginia’s schedule includes 34 contests against 15 teams that won at least 30 games a year ago, including 22 games against 10 programs that advanced to the 2013 NCAA Tournament (UNC Wilmington, William and Mary, Towson, Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida State, Liberty, Georgia Tech and Miami). Continue reading
The NECBL held their All-Star game on Sunday evening with the Eastern Division winning a 2-1 contest as each pitcher tossed an inning while most batters got two at-bats. Here are some of the players that stuck out for me on the day. I usually can’t make a good read on hitters by seeing them only one or two times so this usually will focus on the pitchers. Continue reading
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Omaha, the Bulldogs are coming back.
Mississippi State clinched its ninth appearance in the College World Series with a dramatic 6-5 win over No. 6 national seed Virginia Monday afternoon at Davenport Field to clinch the Charlottesville Super Regional. Continue reading