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2011 College World Series Capsules


California Golden Bears

Berkeley, California

At-large bid from Pac-10, won Houston Regional, won Santa Clara Super Regional

2011 record: 13-13, 37-21 (sixth in Pac-10)

Head coach: David Esquer (Stanford, 1987)

Record at school: 353-311-2, 12 years

Overall record: same

Assistant coaches: Dan Hubbs, Tony Arnerich, Brad Sanfilippo

Team offense: .288 BA, 324 R, 31 HR, .405 SLG%, .358 OB%, 46-71 SB

Team pitching: 2.82 ERA, 529.2 IP, 451 H, 167 BB, 454 K

Top hitters: Tony Renda (.335/3/42/14 2B), Austin Booker (.319/1/24), Chadd Krist (.304/2/43/25 2B), Vince Bruno (.301/0/13), Devon Rodriguez (.288/5/34/13 2B), Marcus Semien (.277/5/35), Chad Bunting (.276/7/23), Mitch Delfino (.260/4/20)

Top Pitchers: Kyle Porter (5-0, 1.59, 2 SV, 51 IP, 42 H, 14 BB, 53 K), Matt Flemer (4-2, 2.08, 5 SV, 34.2 IP, 28 H, 8 BB, 36 K), Kevin Miller (6-4, 2.59, 80 IP, 71 H, 13 BB, 86 K), Erik Johnson (7-4, 2.91, 102 IP, 66 H, 54 BB, 100 K), Justin Jones (9-6, 2.93, 119.2 IP, 113 H, 31 BB, 81 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (0-2 at Norman Regional)

Notes: California has gone from extinction to exultation. After being told the program would be terminated at the end of this season, money was raised to reinstate the program. The Golden Bears then earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, won the Houston Regional and the Santa Clara Super Regional to advance to the CWS. Cal is the only squad in Omaha this year that had to win its regional and super regional both away from home. This is Cal’s sixth trip to the CWS and first since 1992. Cal won the national championship in 1947 and 1957. The 1947 title came in the first CWS as the Bears nipped former President George Bush’s Yale squad 8-7 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Coach David Esquer, who played on a CWS championship team at Stanford, not only kept the Golden Bears together, but also helped keep the program alive. Winning was the icing on the cake. The Bears pitch and play defense, with Erik Johnson leading the way. Johnson shaved two runs off his ERA and held opponents to a .191 average. He was a second-round pick of the White Sox, one of seven Bears taken in the draft. Freshman Kyle Porter, who once threw an eight-inning perfect game with 18 strikeouts, has been amazing out of the pen. And Kevin Miller's ERA is 2.5 runs less than a year ago, making eight starts and nine appearances. Defensively, Cal fields at a .974 clip and only one player has made more than 10 errors. Tony Renda followed his splendid freshman year with another big year, leading the Bears in hits and being named Pac-10 Player of the Year. Junior shortstop Marcus Semien was drafted by the White Sox in the sixth round. His father, Damien, was a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears in the early 90s. Austin Booker’s father, Rod, is a former Major Leaguer who started at shortstop for Cal’s 1980 CWS team. Cal and Virginia had two common opponents this season. The Bears won 17-0 at Coastal Carolina, while the Cavs edged the Chanticleers 8-7 at home. Cal shut out NC State, while UVa took two of three at home from the Wolfpack.


2. Florida Gators

Gainesville, Florida

At-large bid from SEC, won Gainesville Regional, won Gainesville Super Regional

2011 record: 22-8, 50-17 (tied for first in SEC East)

Head coach: Kevin O'Sullivan (Virginia, 1991)

Record at school: 173-80, 4 years

Overall record: same

Assistant coaches: Brad Weitzel, Craig Bell, Don Norris

Team offense: .311 BA, 435 R, 67 HR, .468 SLG%, .383 OB%, 56-85 SB

Team pitching: 3.01 ERA, 598 IP, 558 H, 121 BB, 504 K

Top hitters: Mike Zunino (.376/18/66/22 2B), Daniel Pigott (.339/5/39/19 2B/15-19 SB), Josh Adams (.329/6/42), Preston Tucker (.314/14/68/21 2B), Brian Johnson (.312/5/27), Nolan Fontana (.301/5/47), Austin Maddox (.280/6/35)

Top pitchers: Austin Maddox (2-0, 5 SV, 0.74, 24.1 IP, 16 H, 3 BB, 21 K), Nick Maronde (0-0, 2 SV, 2.03, 40 IP, 26 H, 7 BB, 51 K), Greg Larson (1-1, 2.19, 37 IP, 37 H, 6 BB, 28 K), Hudson Randall (10-3, 2.29, 110 IP, 96 H, 12 BB, 62 K), Karsten Whitson (8-0, 2.45, 88 IP, 76 H, 25 BB, 83 K), Tommy Toledo (6-3, 1 SV, 3.41, 37 IP, 35 H, 10 BB, 31 K), Brian Johnson (8-3, 3.66, 78.2 IP, 75 H, 15 BB, 70 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (3-0 at Gainesville Regional, 2-0 at Gainesville Super Regional, 0-2 at College World Series)

Notes: Florida has advanced to the College World Series for the second straight year and the seventh time in program history. The Gators were 0-2 a season ago in Omaha, falling to UCLA and Florida State. Florida played for the title in 2005, losing to Texas in the championship game. The Gators reached 50 wins for the third time in school history (1991, 1996). Preston Tucker had a huge Regional and was the Regional MOP (7 for 14, 3 HR, 11 RBI). He added a three-run homer in the seventh against Mississippi State in the deciding Super Regional game to put the Gators ahead to stay. Florida hit a season-high five home runs in that contest. Tucker is now hitting .400 (30 for 75) in 15 career NCAA tourney games with eight homers and 29 RBI, both school records. Injuries are still an issue for the Gators. Two-way player Brian Johnson suffered a concussion when he was pitching in the SEC tourney and was hit in the back of the head by a Mike Zunino throw to second on a steal attempt. He missed the Regional and Super Regional. Austin Maddox injured his foot and did not play in the Super Regional. SEC Player of the Year Mike Zunino is one of the best catchers in the country and slugs .686.  Hudson Randall has tossed two complete games and has 12 walks in 110 innings. As a staff, the Gators walk less than two batters a game. Freshman Karsten Whitson was the ninth overall pick in last year's Major League Draft but joined the Gators instead, limiting opponents to a .235 average. Maddox was a catcher in high school but now plays first and is a relief pitcher (0.74 ERA) – he allowed 16 hits and struck out 21 in 24.1 innings. Florida won the SEC Tournament for the first time in 20 years. The Gators are 43-0 when leading after seven. Florida has outscored its opponents 114-36 in the first two innings. Coach Kevin O'Sullivan has been Florida coach for four years and the Gators hosted a Regional for the third straight time, the first time that's happened in school history. O’Sullivan, a graduate of Virginia, could see his alma mater in the championship series if both advance. Eleven Gators were taken in the MLB Draft, led by Nick Maronde in the third round.


3. North Carolina Tar Heels

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

At-large bid from ACC, won Chapel Hill Regional, won Chapel Hill Super Regional

2011 record: 20-10, 50-14 (third in Coastal Division)

Head coach: Mike Fox (North Carolina, 1978)

Record at school: 588-244-1, 13 years

Overall record: 1,128-385-5, 28 years

Assistant coaches: Scott Forbes, Scott Jackson, Robert Woodard

Team offense: .289 BA, 445 R, 39 HR, .421 SLG%, .395 OB%, 83-104 SB

Team pitching: 3.26 ERA, 572.1 IP, 525 H, 215 BB, 577 K

Top hitters: Colin Moran (.335/9/69/20 2B), Tommy Coyle (.318/2/36/16 2B/18-24 SB), Levi Michael (.300/5/48/14 2B/15-16 SB), Jesse Wierzbicki (.298/7/40), Jacob Stallings (.287/4/41/16 2B), Ben Bunting (.278/1/38/17-21 SB), Chaz Frank (.278/0/35/10-13 SB), Seth Baldwin (.248/5/26)

Top pitchers: Patrick Johnson (13-1, 2.27, 107 IP, 79 H, 30 BB, 120 K), Kent Emanuel (8-1, 2.55, 95.1 IP, 92 H, 22 BB, 84 K), Chris Munnelly (6-5, 1 SV, 4.11, 70 IP, 69 H, 31 BB, 57 K), Greg Holt (7-1, 2 SV, 3.65, 56.2 IP, 52 H, 31 BB, 64 K), Michael Morin (4-2, 10 SV, 4.71, 63 IP, 63 H, 18 BB, 65 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (2-2 at Norman Regional)

Notes: North Carolina is in the College World Series for the ninth time in school history and the fifth time in the past six seasons. The Tar Heels reached the CWS for four consecutive years, from 2006 to 2009, becoming the first ACC team to reach Omaha in four straight seasons. Against teams in its CWS bracket, UNC has never faced Vanderbilt or Texas and is 16-12 against Florida. North Carolina is undefeated in NCAA play, going 3-0 in the regional (outscoring opponents 27-3) and 2-0 in the Super Regional. The Tar Heels are 15 -0 at home in regional action since 2006. The Tar Heels have 37 NCAA victories over the past six seasons, the most in the nation. Oregon State and South Carolina are second with 28. Mike Fox is the only head coach in this year’s CWS coaching at his alma mater. He is one of six to reach the CWS as a player and a head coach at the same school, joining Mike Gillespie (USC), George Horton (Cal State Fullerton), Jack Kaiser (St. John’s), Mark Marquess (Stanford) and Joe Russo (St. John’s). Fox played on the 1978 UNC squad that reached Omaha. Junior catcher Jacob Stallings is hitting .400 in the postseason with eight runs and seven RBI. His father, Kevin, is the head basketball coach at Vanderbilt. Junior shortstop Levi Michael, from Welcome, N.C., was the first-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in the MLB Draft. The Tar Heels have had a first-round pick in four of the past six years. UNC had five players selected and eight signees taken. Colin Moran, the ACC Freshman of the Year, is the nephew of former Tar Heel and major leaguer B.J. Surhoff. Moran’s older brother, Brian, played at UNC and is in the Seattle Mariners’ organization. Freshman right-hander Michael Morin was taken in the 40th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals. He saved both Super Regional games against Stanford.


4. South Carolina Gamecocks

Columbia, South Carolina

At-large bid from SEC, won Columbia Regional, won Columbia Super Regional

2011 record: 22-8, 50-14 (tied for first in SEC East)

Head coach: Ray Tanner (North Carolina State, 1980)

Record at school: 684-296, 15 years

Overall record: 1,079-469-3, 24 years

Assistant coaches: Chad Holbrook, Jerry Meyers, Sammy Esposito

Team offense: .296 BA, 397 R, 45 HR, .433 SLG%, .389 OB%, 39-57 SB

Team pitching: 2.60 ERA, 568.2 IP, 477 H, 206 BB, 499 K

Top hitters: Christian Walker (.359/10/60/18 2B), Scott Wingo (.338/4/27), Brady Thomas (.311/4/39), Evan Marzilli (.299/3/30/12 2B), Robert Beary (.292/3/35/12 2B), Adrian Morales (.286/3/38/15 2B), Jake Williams (.279/2/38), Peter Mooney (.277/3/34/14 2B), Jackie Bradley Jr. (.259/6/26)

Top pitchers: Michael Roth (13-3, 1.02, 123 IP, 95 H, 32 BB, 95 K), John Taylor (6-1, 1.27, 63.2 IP, 40 H, 24 BB, 62 K), Jose Mata (3-0, 1.76, 30.2 IP, 30 H, 13 BB, 16 K), Matt Price (5-3, 18 SV, 2.16, 50 IP, 36 H, 15 BB, 67 K), Steven Neff (3-1, 2.45, 36.2 IP, 29 H, 10 BB, 29 K), Forrest Koumas (6-1, 3.07, 67.1 IP, 56 H, 28 BB, 59 K), Colby Holmes (7-3, 3.78, 81 IP, 72 H, 20 BB, 70 K)

Last NCAA Appearance: 2010 (3-0 at Columbia Regional, 2-0 at Myrtle Beach Super Regional, 6-1 at College World Series)

Notes: The defending national champion, South Carolina is in the College World Series for the 10th time. The Gamecocks finished second in Omaha three times before winning it all in 2010. The Gamecocks swept through their Regional and Super Regional. USC edged Georgia Southern before beating Stetson twice to claim the regional title, and topped Connecticut twice to secure a trip to Omaha. The Gamecocks are one of eight teams to play in the NCAA tournament each of the past 12 seasons, joining Arizona State, Cal State Fullerton, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Oral Roberts, Rice and Texas. South Carolina opens with Texas A&M on Sunday evening and it will be their first meeting on the diamond. The Gamecocks, under veteran skipper Ray Tanner, have looked every bit as dominant as the team that won last year's College World Series, not necessarily the team that began last year's tourney. Michael Roth turned his CWS heroics (he was a situational reliever before lifting the Gamecocks past Clemson with a complete game in an elimination game in Omaha) into a downright filthy season - opponents hit .213 off the lefty. The rest of the staff has been splendid under Jerry Meyers, the former Old Dominion head coach who returned to Columbia as pitching coach to replace Mark Calvi. John Taylor, who was expected to close last season, made 45 appearances and held hitters to a .182 average. Matt Price is 5-3 and has 18 saves, helping USC post a 46-0 mark when leading after eight. Scott Wingo has 55 BB/HBP and only 32 strikeouts. Sophomore Christian Walker leads the team in runs, hits, homers, RBI, total bases and slugging. Jackie Bradley Jr. has missed much of the season with an injured hand, but was the 40th overall pick in the MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. Assistant coach Chad Holbrook expects to be a hot commodity for a head coaching job. The Gamecocks' CWS experience was detailed in Gamecock Glory by Travis Haney.


7. Texas Longhorns

Austin, Texas

At-large bid from Big 12, won Austin Regional, won Austin Super Regional

2011 record: 19-8, 49-17 (tied for first in Big 12)

Head coach: Augie Garrido (Fresno State, 1961)

Record at school: 666-299-2, 15 years

Overall record: 1,817-823-8, 43 years

Assistant coaches: Tommy Harmon, Skip Johnson, Travis Tucker

Team offense: .272 BA, 345 R, 17 HR, .378 SLG%, .374 OB%, 75-95 SB

Team pitching: 2.27 ERA, 599.2 IP, 420 H, 186 BB, 555 K

Top hitters: Erich Weiss (.358/4/44/11-13 SB), Brandon Loy (.344/1/30/23 2B/19-23 SB), Tant Shepherd (.305/5/40/20 2B), Paul Montalbano (.279/0/28), Mark Payton (.269/0/24), Jonathan Walsh (.253/2/27/16 2B), Jordan Etier (.238/2/26)

Top pitchers: Corey Knebel (3-2, 19 SV, 1.15, 54.2 IP, 27 H, 12 BB, 60 K), Taylor Jungmann (13-2, 1.38, 136.2 IP, 78 H, 32 BB, 123 K), Sam Stafford (6-2, 1.72, 78.1 IP, 53 H, 41 BB, 88 K), Hoby Milner (7-4, 1 SV, 2.53, 81.2 IP, 57 H, 30 BB, 60 K), Cole Green (8-3, 3.03, 104 IP, 84 H, 19 BB, 103 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (3-0 in Austin Regional, 1-2 in Austin Super Regional)

Notes: Texas will compete in the College World Series for the 34th time, the most in the history of the event. Miami (Fla.) is second in appearances with 23. The Longhorns have won six national championships (1949, 1959, 1975, 1983, 2002, 2005) and are tied with LSU for the second-most titles behind USC (12). Head coach Augie Garrido, the Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year, is bringing a team to Omaha for the 14th time and in the fifth different decade. He took Cal State Fullerton to the CWS seven times and he leads the Longhorns into Omaha for the seventh time. Garrido has won five national championships, including three with the Titans (1979, 1984, 1995) and a pair with the Longhorns (2002, 2005). Texas has won five straight elimination games in the NCAA tourney, including three in the Austin Regional against Texas State and twice against Kent State, and twice against Arizona State in the Austin Super Regional. The Longhorns are second in the nation in ERA at 2.27, just behind Virginia at 2.26. Junior right-hander Taylor Jungmann was a perfect 13-0 with an ERA of 0.95 before losing to Kent State in a regional contest and to ASU in the super regionals. He was a unanimous choice for Big 12 Pitcher of the Year. Jungmann was the 12th overall pick in the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Texas had six players selected in the first 24 rounds of the MLB Draft. Erich Weiss was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year. He leads the team with seven triples, 44 RBI, 53 walks a slugging percentage of .532 and on-base percentage of .495. His father, Gary, played collegiate baseball at Houston and played in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ system. Senior Tant Shepherd leads the Longhorns in homers with five. His mother, Margaret Brous, ran track at UT. Junior Brandon Loy tops the team with 23 doubles and 19 stolen bases. Closer Corey Knebel leads the Big 12 with 19 saves, a school freshman record. He earned saves in each of the two wins over the Sun Devils in the super regionals.


Texas A&M Aggies

College Station, Texas

Automatic bid - won Big 12 Tournament, won College Station Regional, won Tallahassee Super Regional

2011 record: 19-8, 47-20 (tied for first in Big 12)

Head coach: Rob Childress (Northwood, 1990)

Record at school: 246-133-2, 6 years

Overall record: same

Assistant coaches: Andy Sawyers, Justin Seely, Mike Clement

Team offense: .293 BA, 398 R, 29 HR, .405 SLG%, .367 OB%, 107-143 SB

Team pitching: 2.88 ERA, 609.2 IP, 545 H, 171 BB, 506 K

Top hitters: Tyler Naquin (.390/2/44/23 2B), Krey Bratsen (.331/0/36/31-40 SB), Matt Juengel (.309/7/50/13 2B/14-21 SB), Jacob House (.307/3/51/16 2B), Kenny Jackson (.283/2/28), Kevin Gonzalez (.245/5/28), Adam Smith (.244/6/26)

Top pitchers: Nick Fleece (7-1, 3 SV, 1.44, 43.2 IP, 42 H, 9 BB, 30 K), John Stilson (5-2, 1 SV, 1.68, 91.1 IP, 75 H, 29 BB, 92 K), Michael Wacha (9-3, 2.12, 123 IP, 108 H, 28 BB, 118 K), Joaquin Hinojosa (2-2, 8 SV, 3.31, 35.1 IP, 36 H, 11 BB, 31 K), Ross Stripling (14-2, 4 SV, 2.29, 117.2 IP, 84 H, 17 BB, 107 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (3-2 at Coral Gables Regional)

Notes: Texas A&M is in the College World Series for the fifth time in school history and the first time since 1999. The Aggies were the only team to win a Super Regional on the home field of their opponent, taking two of three at Florida State. The Seminoles scored 23 on Sunday, the highest total against A&M this season. The previous mark came in a 14-10 loss in 10 innings to Dallas Baptist. Texas A&M went 3-1 to win the College Station Regional, defeating Arizona 3-0 in the deciding game. The Aggies are in the NCAA tourney for the fifth time in six years under Rob Childress. Texas A&M won the Big 12 tournament as senior Andrew Collazo homered in the bottom of the 10th for the win in the title game. It was the third overall title and second straight for the Aggies. A&M has all but two on its roster from the state of Texas. Collazo is from Paterson, N.J., and sophomore Denny Clement hails from Bartlesville, Okla. Texas A&M is 13th in the nation in ERA. Junior right-hander John Stilson was expected to be a high pick in the MLB Draft, but a shoulder injury saw him fall to the third round to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Aggies had eight total players picked in the draft. Junior Ross Stripling has 14 wins and four saves, with 23 appearances and 15 starts. Opponents are hitting .200 against him. Sophomore righty Kyle Martin played for former Longhorn hurler Calvin Schiraldi at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin. Martin was picked in the 39th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals. Sophomore outfielder Tyler Naquin leads the nation with 103 hits. He is tops on the team with 23 doubles, seven triples, a slugging percentage of .553 and on-base percentage of .459. Naquin was picked in the 33rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Freshman Krey Bratsen swiped 31 bases in 40 attempts. He is hitting .331 and leads the Aggies with 18 sacrifice hits. Bratsen was selected in the 45th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics.


6. Vanderbilt Commodores

Nashville, Tennessee

At-large bid from SEC, won Nashville Regional, won Nashville Super Regional

2011 record: 22-8, 52-10 (tied for first in SEC East)

Head coach: Tim Corbin (Ohio Wesleyan, 1984)

Record at school: 374-187, 9 years

Overall record: 480-325, 15 years

Assistant coaches: Derek Johnson, Josh Holliday, Larry Day

Team offense: .319 BA, 442 R, 47 HR, .456 SLG%, .406 OB%, 78-107 SB

Team pitching: 2.38 ERA, 548 IP, 433 H, 180 BB, 529 K

Top hitters: Jason Esposito (.357/9/59/15-25 SB), Aaron Westlake (.353/17/54/17 2B), Conrad Gregor (.350/3/30), Riley Reynolds (.346/0/18), Anthony Gomez (.343/0/45), Tony Kemp (.325/0/32/16-20 SB), Curt Casali (.306/6/51/20 2B), Mike Yastrzemski (.300/3/42/22-25 SB), Connor Harrell (.281/7/30)

Top pitchers: Navery Moore (4-2, 1.21, 11 SV, 29.2 IP, 18 H, 12 BB, 25 K), T.J. Pecoraro (7-0, 1.59, 39.2 IP, 26 H, 13 BB, 41 K), Kevin Ziomek (3-0, 1.61, 44.2 IP, 33 H, 15 BB, 46 K), Sonny Gray (12-3, 1.97, 114.1 IP, 77 H, 41 BB, 119 K), Grayson Garvin (13-1, 2.36, 106.2 IP, 93 H, 24 BB, 92 K), Taylor Hill (5-1, 2.84, 92 IP, 85 H, 22 BB, 88 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (4-1 at Louisville Regional, 1-2 at Tallahassee Super Regional)

Notes: Vanderbilt is making its first trip to the College World Series. The Commodores, in the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year, won two straight against Oregon State to claim its first Super Regional title. Vandy yielded three runs in the Regional in two wins over Belmont and a win over Troy. Opposing teams have scored more than three runs against the Commodores only 17 times this season – they allow only 2.81 runs a game. An SEC-record 12 Vandy players were selected in the 2011 MLB Draft, led by first-rounders Sonny Gray and Grayson Garvin. The Commodores have two big-time arms in Garvin, who was the SEC's pitcher of the year over Gray and South Carolina's Michael Roth. Garvin limits hitters to a .233 average, and Gray, who threw three complete games, holds batters to a .191 clip. Surrounding them has been a deep and talented staff - closer Navery Moore has been lights out. Offensively, Jason Esposito does a little of everything, and Aaron Westlake can mash (.651 SLG) or take a walk (54 BB/HBP). Westlake had three two-run homers in the final game against the Beavers in the Super Regional. Mike Yastrzemski is the grandson of Red Sox HOFer Carl Yastrzemski. Freshman Tony Kemp had been on fire entering Regionals He has a brother who played in the Brewers organization. Jack Armstrong is the son of former major leaguer Jack Armstrong. Coach Tim Corbin was an assistant at Clemson before turning Vandy into a national power. He also spent time as a head coach at Presbyterian, starting that program from scratch. Assistant Derek Johnson was named the top pitching coach in the country according to's survey of 40 percent of D-I head baseball coaches. Assistant Josh Holliday is the son of former Oklahoma State head coach and current NC State pitching coach Tom Holiday. Josh played for the Cowboys and led them to the CWS in 1999. His younger brother, Matt, is an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. His uncle, Dave, is a scout for the Colorado Rockies.


1. Virginia Cavaliers

Charlottesville, Virginia

Automatic bid – won ACC tournament, won Charlottesville Regional, won Charlottesville Super Regional

2011 record: 22-8, 54-10 (tied for first in Coastal Division)

Head coach: Brian O’Connor (Creighton, 1993)

Record at school: 370-128-1, 8 years

Overall record: Same

Assistant coaches: Kevin McMullan, Karl Kuhn, Eddie Smith

Team offense: .306 BA, 456 R, 24 HR, .419 SLG%, .388 OB%, 87-119 SB

Team pitching: 2.26 ERA, 573 IP, 431 H, 144 BB, 626 K

Top hitters: David Coleman (.366/2/39), John Hicks (.340/7/57/21 2B), Steven Proscia (.335/8/58/19 2B/11-16 SB), Kenny Swab (.314/1/29/17 2B/11-12 SB), Chris Taylor (.310/2/48/17 2B), John Barr (.283/0/33/14 2B)

Top pitchers: Danny Hultzen (12-3, 1.49, 108.2 IP, 72 H, 20 BB, 151 K), Will Roberts (11-1, 1.58, 102.1 IP, 72 H, 13 BB, 91 K), Branden Kline (4-1, 17 SV, 2.15, 37.2 IP, 27 H, 18 BB, 49 K), Tyler Wilson (8-0, 2.29, 94.1 IP, 67 H, 22 BB, 117 K), Cody Winiarski (6-3, 3.04, 74 IP, 56 H, 22 BB, 57 K)

Last NCAA appearance: 2010 (3-1 at Charlottesville Regional, 1-2 at Charlottesville Super Regional)

Notes: Virginia is in the College World Series for the second time in program history and the second time in the past three years. The Cavaliers won their Super Regional in dramatic fashion in the third game against UC Irvine. Virginia trailed 2-1 with two outs and none on in the bottom of the ninth before rallying, as Chris Taylor delivered a two-run single to send the Cavs to Omaha. It was the 54th victory of the season for Virginia, a school record. The Cavs were the last team in the nation to reach double digits in losses. Virginia suffered its 10th loss in the second game of the Super Regional at the hands of the Anteaters. The Cavaliers swept their regional, defeating Navy, St. John’s and East Carolina. UVa outscored its opponents 29-3 in its three regional contests. Virginia reached a regional for the eighth straight year, the longest streak in school history. It was the fifth time the Cavaliers hosted since 2004. UVa fell into a first-place tie in the Coastal Division with Georgia Tech the final weekend of the regular season when swept at North Carolina. But the Cavs bounced back and won the ACC tournament, going 3-0 in pod play before defeating Florida State 7-2 in the title game. Virginia is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament and on top of the CBI Composite Poll. Head coach Brian O’Connor pitched on the 1991 College World Series team at Creighton. He led the Cavaliers to Omaha in 2009. Junior lefty Danny Hultzen, a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award, was the second overall pick in the MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. Junior right-hander Will Roberts threw a perfect game against George Washington on March 29. Roberts was a fifth-round pick of the Cleveland Indians in the MLB Draft, while catcher John Hicks was a fourth-round selection of Seattle. A total of eight Cavaliers were taken in the MLB Draft. In the preseason poll of ACC head coach, Virginia’s Kevin McMullan was voted the assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job.