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Paul Mainieri breaks down UVA-Tennessee

LSU coach Paul Mainieri joins “The Jerry Ratcliffe Show” to talk about his former pitching coach, Brian O’Connor, and break down UVA vs. Tennessee coming up on Sunday in the 2021 College World Series.


Abbott, Bales collects honors from ABCA, NCBWA, Baseball America

Senior pitcher Andrew Abbott garnered All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Baseball America. Reliever Blake Bales was a second team selection on the NCBWA’s All-America team.


UVA Baseball back on the road to Omaha

“The Jerry Ratcliffe Show” breaks down UVA’s improbable run to another College World Series berth.


Kyle “Bad News” Teel’s grand salami lifts Virginia to College World Series

Way back in early April, when Virginia’s baseball team was a golf ball lost in the weeds, Brian O’Connor was looking for answers.


Grand slam lifts Virginia past Dallas Baptist and into College World Series

On the brink of elimination for the sixth time in postseason, Virginia beat the odds once again on Monday when freshman Kyle Teel smashed a seventh-inning grand slam to lift the Cavaliers to a series-clinching, 5-2 win over Dallas Baptist, punching their ticket to the College World Series.


Bloody McGarry delivers performance of his life in propelling Cavaliers into championship game

While Griff McGarry was putting on a masterful performance in Virginia’s win over Dallas Baptist in Game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday, perhaps a lighter moment helped the senior right-hander smooth his way through his only bump in the road.


Virginia’s late offensive explosion lifts Cavaliers into series-deciding Game 3 vs. Dallas Baptist

In a classic pitching duel between Virginia’s Griff McGarry and Dallas Baptist’s Rhett Kouba, it appeared the outcome would be determined by which pitcher could outlast the other.


Virginia falls in Game 1 of Super Regionals on controversial call

Backs against the wall has been Virginia baseball’s calling card for the past two months, and the Cavaliers will once again draw on that mantra on Sunday in the best-of-three Super Regional against Dallas Baptist.


NCAA blew it by not moving Super Regional to C’ville or Dallas

While all the other Super Regionals are being played at home sites, Virginia and Dallas Baptist won’t have that luxury. The NCAA, set in its ways, apparently didn’t even consider moving the Super Regional to either Dallas/Fort Worth or to Charlottesville.


Big Donkey keeps things light as Virginia intensely marches toward Super Regional battle with Dallas Baptist

At least a million baseball fans became familiar with Virginia’s overnight sensation Stephen Schoch after he made a sizable splash in Virginia’s romp to the NCAA Columbia regional championship last weekend.


‘The Jerry Ratcliffe Show’ previews the UVA-Dallas Baptist Super Regional

Dr. Winston Gwathmey from UVA Orthopedics joins “The Jerry Ratcliffe Show” to help Jerry and AFP editor Chris Graham preview the UVA-Dallas Baptist Super Regionals series.


John Grisham discusses ‘Sooley,’ Coach K, college baseball

Best-selling novelist John Grisham joins “The Jerry Ratcliffe Show” to talk about his first basketball novel, Sooley, and also dishes on ACC hoops and college baseball.


Teel named to Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America team

UVA first-year Kyle Teel was named to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-America team as a designated hitter.


Abbott named semifinalist for Golden Spikes Award

Andrew Abbott has been named as one of 25 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, annually bestowed on the top amateur baseball player of the year.


MVP Ortiz was Virginia’s Secret Weapon in advancing to Super Regional

Devin Ortiz, the team’s senior designated hitter, had only pitched two innings during the season. Sure, Virginia’s deep and talented pitching staff had been mostly used up, but Ortiz?


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