For the fourth time since 2009, the College World Series will have a team from Charlottesville competing.
It looked great in the beginning as UVa took a 2-1 lead after the first.
Brandon Waddell pitched a hell of a game, but surrendered four runs over his 8 innings and left the game with UVa trailing 4-2.
Fortunately, the Maryland pitching staff faulted them down the stretch and UVa was able to take advantage.
In the 9th, Pavin Smith walked to kick the inning off. Robbie Coman followed him up with a single of his own. With runners on first and second and 0 outs, Joe McCarthy tried to move the runners up, but was walked, loading the bases with 0 outs for last night's hero, Kevin Doherty.
Doherty was able to walk himself, forcing the third run in for UVa and bringing up Ernie Clement.
Clement had reached base twice already in the game, but became a legend in UVa fans' minds for the rest of time. On a 2-2 count, Clement lasered a hit over Maryland's 3b scoring two runs and cementing the victory for UVa.
This marks the fourth trip to Omaha for UVa in just 7 years. Should Florida win their Super Regional, they will join UVa as the only team to go to the College World Series in that timeframe.
The Hoos will take on the winner of Arkansas and Missouri State, but the time and date will be released after all the Super Regionals are complete.