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Virginia Baseball – No. 18 Virginia Clashes with Virginia Tech to Finish Regular Season

Virginia Baseball - No. 18 Virginia Clashes with Virginia Tech to Finish Regular Season

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 18 Virginia (37-14, 15-12 ACC) will close out its eight-game homestand with a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series against Virginia Tech (32-17, 14-13) beginning Thursday (May 16) at Disharoon Park. First pitch for the series opener on and the middle game on Friday (May 17) is slated for 6 p.m. The series is scheduled to conclude on Saturday (May 18) at 5 p.m.

HOW TO FOLLOW
Watch: ACCX (Thurs. & Fri.) | ACC Network (Sat.)
Listen: WINA – 98.9 FM/1070 AM/WINA.com/Virginia Sports App
Live Stats: VirginiaSports.com

Probable Starting Pitchers
Thursday – 6 p.m.
Virginia Tech: RHP Brett Renfrow (6-2, 3.88 ERA, 69.2 IP, 2 BB, 75 SO)
Virginia: LHP Evan Blanco (5-3, 4.21 ERA, 66.1 IP, 19 BB, 74 SO)

Friday – 6 p.m.
Virginia Tech: TBA
Virginia: TBA

Saturday – 5 p.m.
Virginia Tech: TBA
Virginia: TBA

LEADING OFF

  • Virginia slipped to No. 18 in the D1Baseball top-25 poll, its lowest ranking of the season and lowest since coming in at No. 21 at the exact same juncture of the 2023 season (week 13). Last year the Cavaliers went on to earn the No. 7 overall national seed in the NCAA tournament and earned the program’s sixth berth into the College World Series.
  • UVA is amid its longest home stretch of the season (eight games) and will not play a regular season road game in the month of May.
  • The Cavaliers will finish at home in the regular season for the first time since 2016 when it completed a three-game sweep of Virginia Tech and only the fifth time in Brian O’Connor’s tenure.
  • Virginia Tech has won the last two meetings against UVA and has not won three-straight against the Cavaliers since a sweep in March of 2015 prior to UVA going on its run to program’s first National Championship later that season.
  • Head Coach Brian O’Connor needs one win to pass former North Carolina coach Mike Fox (1999-2020) on the league’s all-time ACC wins list. O’Connor and Fox are currently tied for seventh in league history with 359 career ACC wins.
  • Virginia has won four of the last five series on the final weekend of the year. After its annual exam break, UVA has won eight of its last 10 series and own a 77-39 (.664) mark in ACC games after the break.
  • UVA’s 37 wins are tied for the second most in the ACC, two behind North Carolina’s league-high 39 victories. Entering Thursday, Virginia is tied for 12th in the country with 37 overall wins.
  • Virginia has clinched a spot in next week’s ACC Tournament in Charlotte but will jockey…

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