The University of Virginia logo features two crossed swords. But a look at the Cavaliers' vaunted baseball team indicates that UC Irvine, which visits Virginia for a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional beginning Saturday at 10 a.m., will be facing a team that has more than a two-pronged attack.
The Cavaliers (52-9), the No. 1 national seed in the 64-team NCAA Tournament who have both the most wins and fewest losses of any team in the field, are as impressive as any squad in recent memory.
Their three most prominent starting pitchers, led by two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year and All-American left-hander Danny Hultzen, who was picked second overall in the major league draft Monday by the Seattle Mariners, are a combined 30-4 with a 1.82 earned-run average and 349 strikeouts in 2862/3 innings.