"Kirby's no hitter set the tone for UVa last weekend, who used dominant pitching to take two of three from the Panthers. On Monday, the 27 5 Cavaliers jumped back up a spot to No. 2 in the country in this week's Baseball America national rankings. Kirby has emerged as the ace of Brian O'Connor's staff at UVa this season. The lefty is 6 1 on the year, with a 1. 03 ERA and 55 strikeouts in eight starts. Adidas Matchcourt Red
Kirby has been the Cavaliers' Friday starter since the second weekend of the season. "I think his starts all year long have been, every one of them has been a quality start," O'Connor said Monday.
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and come within a strikeout of matching both the school and league records. Adidas Adizero But Kirby admitted Monday afternoon that there was little indication before Friday's game at Pittsburgh that he was on the verge of making school history. "When I was warming up, I felt horrible," said the left hander. "I didn't know what was going to happen. I didn't even know if I was going to be able to get it over the plate in the first inning. "Kirby wound up throwing the first complete game of his college career, facing just two batters above the minimum and striking out 18. It's the fifth no hitter in the past 50 years for the UVa program. "It was something that I'm going to remember for the rest of my life," Kirby said Monday. "I really don't know what to say much, other than I had a blast out there, and everything that Adidas Cloudfoam Ortholite
"He's given us a chance to win. You look at his statistics, and see he's got dominating type stuff, and he's backed it up, every time out. "That wasn't the story for Kirby a season ago. He arrived at UVa as the Gatorade state player of the year coming out of James River High School in Midlothian, but struggled at times to match those lofty expectations. Kirby finished his first college season 4 1, with a 6. 06 ERA. But Kirby followed his freshman season with a strong summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. And O'Connor says Kir.
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