TheSabre.com Fan Friday: Super Regional Memories


The Virginia baseball team earned its 9th trip to the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals in the last 15 years when it swept through the Charlottesville Regional against Penn and Mississippi State. UVA won the three games 4-2, 5-4, and 9-2.

With Arkansas losing it its own Regional hosting opportunity, the door then opened for the Hoos to remain at home for a Charlottesville Super Regional this weekend. The Cavaliers face Kansas State on Friday at 7 and Saturday at 3 with Sunday at 3 in play if necessary in the best 2 out of 3 format. Game 1 moved to ESPN2 for Friday night, while game 2 remains scheduled for ESPNU.

Virginia has advanced out of this round to the College World Series 6 times in the Brian O’Connor era. The run to the 2015 National Championship is in there of course. So is the return trip to Omaha last season when the Wahoos took down Duke to get there with wins at Davenport Field.

Obviously, the Super Regional round brings up a lot of memories for Hoo fans. Asked for some of their favorite memories in the Supers this week on the message board, fans brought up Ernie Clement, Chris Taylor, Kyle Teel, David Coleman, and others as players they remembered making big plays happen. Poster WAHOOfromVMInUT also mentioned the in-person experience in 2011 when Taylor hit his famous walk-off up the middle – players climbed the fences to shake hands with fans after that one.

Here are a few videos from some of the big Super Regional moments to relive before the first pitch with Kansas State.

Fan(s) Of The Week

Outfield fans yelled and roared for the Wahoos in the Charlottesville Regional.

Virginia Cavaliers

Student Fan(s) Of The Week

Tony, Barbie, and Taylor all in one place – Go Hoos!

Virginia Cavaliers

Feature Photo Of The Week

Griff O’Ferrall continues his strong play for UVA and was recently named one of five finalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, annually bestowed on the nation’s top shortstop.

Virginia Cavaliers Griff O'Ferrall

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