Virginia Baseball reaches the 9th Super Regional with a 9-2 win over Mississippi State

CHARLOTTE VILLE, Va. – For the ninth time in the last 15 years, Virginia (44-15) is competing in the NCAA Super Regionals after a 9-2 victory over Mississippi State (40-23) on Sunday night at Disharoon Park. The Cavaliers achieved a 3-0 record in regional play for the second year in a row.

All nine of UVA's Super Regional appearances have come under head coach Brian O'Connor. The Cavaliers advance and plan to host Kansas State, winner of the Fayetteville Regional, next weekend at Disharoon Park. Dates and times will be announced by the NCAA on Tuesday (June 4).

Virginia took the lead for good with two singles and two outs in the third, two of eight unanswered by the Cavaliers. UVA decided the game in the ninth with a six-run rally, the 22ndand For the first time this season, the Cavaliers have scored five or more runs in an inning.

On the hill, right-hander from Virginia Jay Woolfolk (3-1) pitched 8.0 innings, which is a career high, and held the Bulldogs to just two runs while recording seven strikeouts, also a career high. For his performance, Woolfolk was named the Charlottesville Regional Most Outstanding Player.

On offense, the Hoos were led by Bobby Whalen (2 for 5), Henry Ford (2 for 5, RBI), Ethan Anderson (2 for 4) and Luke Hanson (2 RBI), who made his first appearance at the Charlottesville Regional on Sunday.


In the best-of-three Super Regional round, Virginia will face Fayetteville Regional winner Kansas State (35-24) next weekend. Start times and TV designations will be announced by the NCAA on on Tuesday (June 2).