The UVa baseball team released its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, which features 22 games against 10 programs that advanced to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
“We’ve put together a non-conference schedule that will challenge our team and complement the competition we’ll face in the ACC,” head coach Brian O'Connor said. "It’s important for our program to continue to grow our fan base and attract capacity crowds for our home games. The fans have played a big part in the success we’ve had at Davenport Field in recent years and we look forward to having a great home field advantage this spring.”
The Cavaliers will play 34 home games as part of their 55-game schedule. They open their season on the road Feb. 14 at UNC Wilmington’s Hughes Bros. Challenge. Virginia will face Kentucky, VMI and the host Seahawks in the tournament.
UVa returns to Charlottesville to kick off a 10-game homestand with its home opener Feb. 18 against William and Mary before battling East Carolina Feb. 21-23 in a three-game weekend series. UVa also will play a three-game weekend series against Monmouth as part of the homestand.
Virginia begins 10 weekends of ACC play on March 7 with a three-game series at Duke. The Cavaliers start their home ACC slate the following weekend against Boston College, which returns to the schedule after a two-year hiatus.
UVa also will face Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina and Georgia Tech in ACC series at Davenport Field; each of the four teams reached the NCAA tournament last year, with UNC advancing to the College World Series.
Virginia will not face Maryland, NC State or conference newcomer Notre Dame in ACC play this season.