2014 Virginia Cavaliers baseball team

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2014 Virginia Cavaliers baseball
Virginia Cavaliers text logo.svg
College World Series final, L, 1–2
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2014 record 53–16 (22–8 ACC)
Head coach Brian O'Connor (11th year)
Assistant coach Kevin McMullan
Assistant coach Karl Kuhn
Assistant coach Matt Kirby
Home stadium Davenport Field
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
Atlantic
#6 Florida State xy 21 9 0   .700     43 17 0   .717
Maryland y 15 14 0   .517     40 23 0   .635
Clemson y 15 14 0   .517     36 25 0   .590
Wake Forest 15 15 0   .500     30 26 0   .536
NC State 13 17 0   .433     32 23 0   .582
Boston College 10 20 0   .333     22 33 0   .400
Notre Dame 9 21 0   .300     22 31 0   .415
Coastal
#4 Miami (FL) xy 24 6 0   .800     44 19 0   .698
#2 Virginia y 22 8 0   .733     47 14 0   .770
Duke 16 14 0   .533     33 25 0   .569
North Carolina y 15 15 0   .500     35 27 0   .565
Georgia Tech y 14 16 0   .467     37 27 0   .578
Pittsburgh 11 19 0   .367     22 30 0   .423
Virginia Tech 9 21 0   .300     21 31 1   .406
x – Division champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 7, 2014[1]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

The 2014 Virginia Cavaliers baseball team represents the University of Virginia in the 2014 NCAA Division I baseball season. Head Coach Brian O'Connor is in his 11th year coaching the Cavaliers, who play their home games at Davenport Field. They compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division.

The Cavaliers reached the 2014 College World Series final for the first time in program history, where they were defeated in a best-of-three game series by Vanderbilt.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014 Virginia Cavaliers roster[3]
 

Pitchers

  • 6 - Cameron Tekker - Sophomore
  • 13 - Alec Bettinger - Freshman
  • 17 - Jack Roberts - Freshman
  • 19 - Nathan Kirby - Sophomore
  • 20 - Brandon Waddell - Sophomore
  • 25 - Adam Bleday - Freshman
  • 27 - Josh Sborz - Sophomore
  • 28 - Kevin Doherty - Sophomore
  • 30 - Connor Jones - Freshman
  • 34 - Artie Lewicki - Senior
  • 35 - David Rosenberger - Sophomore
  • 39 - Austin Young - Senior
  • 42 - Brett Lisle - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 43 - Ben Carraway - Freshman
  • 47 - Whit Mayberry - Redshirt Senior
 

Catchers

  • 8 - Robbie Coman - Sophomore
  • 10 - Brandon Downes - Junior
  • 18 - Nate Irving - Junior
  • 21 - Matt Thaiss - Freshman

Infielders

  • 2 - John La Prise - Sophomore
  • 5 - Tony Butler - Freshman
  • 7 - Branden Cogswell - Junior
  • 9 - Kenny Towns - Junior
  • 22 - Daniel Pinero - Freshman
  • 33 - Nick Howard - Junior
  • 37 - Thomas Woodruff - Junior
 

Outfielders

  • 3 - Tyler Allen - Freshman
  • 23 - Derek Fisher - Junior
  • 31 - Joe McCarthy - Sophomore
  • 38 - Mike Papi - Junior
 

Coaches[edit]

2014 Virginia Cavaliers baseball coaching staff[4]
  • 26 - Brian O'Connor - Head Coach
  • 44 - Kevin McMullan - Associate Head Coach
  • 36 - Karl Kuhn - Assistant Coach
  • 1 - Matt Kirby - Assistant Coach

Schedule[edit]

2014 Virginia Cavaliers Baseball Game Log[5]
Regular Season
Post-Season

Ranking Movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Final 
Coaches' 6 6* 3 5 5 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 4  
Baseball America 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 8  
Collegiate Baseball^ 12 9 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 4 4 2 1  
NCBWA 2 4 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 2

^ Collegiate Baseball ranks 40 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
NCBWA ranks 35 teams in their preseason poll, but only ranks 30 teams weekly during the season.
* Coaches' does not release a week 1 poll so for comparison purposes the pre-season poll ranking is inserted in the week 1 slot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball Standings". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Giannotto, Mark (June 26, 2014). "College World Series: Virginia falls short against Vanderbilt in Game 3 of final series". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 Baseball Roster". Virginia Cavaliers. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Baseball Coaching Staff". Virginia Cavaliers. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013–14 Schedule". Virginia Cavaliers. Retrieved June 17, 2014.