Comparing Virginia 2014 to Virginia 2015

Vanderbilt will face Virginia on Monday night in the College World Series finals, for the second season in a row. VandyMania.com compares the 2014 and 2015 Virginia teams to give a perspective on what fans can expect from this season's UVa team.

Virginia 2014-General Data
Record: 53-16 (22-8 ACC)
RPI (Nolen): 1
SOS (Nolen): 10
Final Ranking (coaches): 2
Final Ranking (CBN): 2

Virginia 2015-General Data
Record: 42-23 (15-15 ACC)
RPI (Nolen): 11
SOS (Nolen): 9
Current Ranking (coaches): 36
Current Ranking (CBN): NR

The below table shows all non-pitching Virginia personnel that played in the College World Series Finals versus Vanderbilt and the hits and RBIs they produced in games 1-3. The NOTES section indicates whether that player is back for 2015 and if not, who the player is who replaced them. Players are listed by general batting order for the series with Vandy. Players that replaced 2014 UVa players may hit in a different order than the player they replaced from 2014. A '-' indicates the player did not play in that game.

2014 VIRGINIA HITTERS/FIELDERS
NAME POS. CWSF HITS
game
123/total
CWSF RBIS
game
123/total
NOTES
Branden Cogswell 2b 320/5 010/1 GONE - Replaced by Ernie Clement (.243, 21 RBIs)
Daniel Pinero ss 301/4 101/2 BACK - Batting .316 with 29 RBIs.
Mike Papi 1b 011/2 100/1 GONE - Replaced by Pavin Smith (.309, 41 RBIs, 6 HR)
Joe McCarthy rf 130/4 100/1 BACK - Batting .206 with 11 RBIs and 2 HRS.
Derek Fisher lf 200/2 210/3 GONE - Replaced by Kevin Doherty (.218, 23 RBIs, 1 HR)
Kenny Towns 3b 130/4 120/3 BACK - Batting .307 with 66 RBIs and 5 HRs.
John La Prise dh 211/4 020/2 BACK - Missed all but World Series. Batting .286 with four hits.
Brandon Downes cf 221/5 210/3 GONE - Replaced by Adam Haseley (.245, 19 RBIs, 1 HR)
Nate Irving c 1--/1 1--/1 GONE - replaced by Matt Thaiss (.337, 64 RBIs, 10 HR)
Robbie Coman c -10/1 -00/0 BACK - Now a designated hitter (.292, 22 RBIs, 1 HR)


The table below lists pitchers who Vandy faced in the 2014 finals and whether or not they are still on the UVa squad. If yes, the NOTES indicate their last appearance.
2014 VIRGINIA PITCHERS
NAMERoleInnings
Pitched
KsBBHitsNOTES
Brandon WaddellSP9.0535BACK - Last pitched 5 innings (87 pitches) on June 20.
Nathan KirbySP2.1452BACK - Last pitched 2.2 innings (53 pitches) on June 19. Will start on Monday for UVa.
Josh SborzRP1.0122BACK - Last pitched 4 innings (54 pitches) on June 20.
Whit MayberryRP3.1203GONE
Austin YoungRP3.1421GONE
Artie LewickiRP6.0524GONE
Nick HowardRP2.0211GONE


2015 VIRGINIA CWS PITCHERS w/SEASON STATS
NAMERoleL/RERAOBAKIP
Connor JonesSPRHP3.05.222107109.1
Josh SborzRPRHP1.70.1605969.0
Brandon WaddellSPLHP4.02.27887103.0
Nathan KirbySPLHP2.61.2397662.0
Alec BettingerRPRHP5.40.2566353.1
David RosenbergerRPLHP5.18.3311933.0
Tommy DoyleRPRHP3.47.2171523.1

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