UVA Baseball 2019 Schedule ReleasedPosted: Updated:
University of Virginia Athletics Media Release
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head baseball coach Brian O’Connor announced the program’s 2019 regular season schedule today (Oct. 8). The Cavaliers open the year in Scottsdale, Ariz., Feb. 15-17 as part of the MLB Collegiate Tournament with Cal State Fullerton, TCU and Vanderbilt.
The season opener will be against Vanderbilt on Feb. 15, the first meeting between the programs since the two teams clashed in back-to-back College World Series finals in 2014 and 2015. The three-game neutral site tournament will also feature games against TCU (Feb. 16) and Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 17). All three games will be played at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
The 2019 home opener at Disharoon Park will be on Wednesday, Feb. 20 against VMI at 3 p.m. The Cavaliers and Keydets have squared off in each of the last three Virginia home openers. The in-state matchup will be the start of a season-high, 13-game home stand that includes non-conference series against Villanova (Feb. 22-24) and Seton Hall (March 1-3).
Atlantic Coast Conference play begins against Duke with a three-game series slated for March 8-10. Other notable ACC series include weekend sets against defending ACC-Tournament champion Florida State (home – April 18-20), College World Series participant, North Carolina (away – April 26-28) and Commonwealth Clash foe Virginia Tech in the regular season finale (away – May 16-18).
2019 Schedule by the Numbers
55 Games: 34 home games | 18 away games | 3 neutral site games
Home ACC Opponents (5): Duke (March 8-10), Pittsburgh (March 22-24), Miami (April 12-14), Florida State (April 18-20), Louisville (May 10-12)
Away ACC Opponents (5): Georgia Tech (March 15-17), NC State (March 29-31), Notre Dame (April 5-7), North Carolina (April 26-28), Virginia Tech (May 16-18)
Non-Conference Opponents (17): Vanderbilt (Feb. 15), TCU (Feb. 16), Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 17), VMI (Feb. 20), Villanova (Feb. 22-24), William & Mary (Feb. 24), Seton Hall (March 1-3), Wagner (March 5-6), Liberty (March 13, April 23), UCONN (March 20), Longwood (March 26), Richmond (March 27), Old Dominion (April 2), Norfolk State (April 10), Radford (April 16), James Madison (April 24) and VCU (April 30).
2018 NCAA Tournament Teams (7): Vanderbilt (Super Regional), Cal State Fullerton (Super Regional), Duke (Super Regional), UConn (Regionals), NC State (Regionals), Florida State (Regionals), North Carolina (CWS)
Teams ranked in final USA Today Coaches Poll (7): No. 4 North Carolina, No. 10 Duke, No. 16 Vanderbilt, No. 19 Cal State Fullerton, No. 21 Florida State, No. 22 NC State, No. 25 Louisville