Three keys to the Virginia baseball team reaching the NCAA Tournament | Cavalierinsider

“1186 to Omaha,” a documentary about the Virginia baseball program’s 2015 national title run, debuted on the ACC Network on Sunday. The film looked back at a historic season for Virginia baseball, and one that held a handful of ups and downs.

Injuries hurt the Cavaliers, and they suffered plenty of losses after starting the season a perfect 10-0. When the NCAA Tournament field was announced, the players and coaches held their breath. They made the tournament and put together one of the most memorable runs in tournament history, ending with a national championship.

The past two seasons, the Cavaliers’ seasons ended much differently. After 14 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, the Cavaliers own a streak of two consecutive seasons missing the tournament.

For head coach Brian O’Connor and his proud program, the goal in 2020 is to end that streak. To return to the NCAA Tournament, Virginia needs to improve in three key areas from last season when it opens its season Friday against Oklahoma in Pensacola, Florida.

Finish .500 in ACC play

The ACC is an elite baseball conference. There’s talent across the league, and this…

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