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Virginia Baseball Ranked #1 in the Nation

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Virginia hasn't lost an ACC series at home since 2012 Virginia hasn't lost an ACC series at home since 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
The Virginia baseball team is the #1 ranked team in America.
The 'Hoos hold on to the top spot in four of the sports' five major polls.

UVa jumped from second to first in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Baseball America rankings Monday.

The Cavaliers won two out of three games against Clemson in front of record-setting crowds at Davenport Field this weekend, as 13,947 fans were in attendance during the series.

The three-day total breaks the school's series' record set last year against Florida State.

Virginia hasn't lost an ACC series at home since 2012, and the Cavaliers say the fans are a big reason why.

Sophomore pitcher Brandon Waddell says, "It was a great environment. Absolutely unbelievable. All the fans, and everything that were in it. You had all the cheering we had in the Regional last year. It was a really good feeling, with all that support behind you."

Head coach Brian O'Connor adds,  "It makes a different for our players. It's part of the reason they come here, to play in an environment like this. This is what it should be like. It should be like this next weekend against North Carolina too. We owe a lot of what we have in this program to the fan support we've gotten over the years."

Virginia is now 30-6 overall, and 14-4 in the ACC.

UVa will continue its seven-game homestand Tuesday at six o'clock against Radford.
 
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