The matchup between Virginia and Old Dominion in the baseball regional in Columbia, S.C., was a virtual lesson in college baseball history in Virginia.
Old Dominion's head coach, Chris Finwood, played at VMI from 1985-88 and was a career .300 hitter, posting a .399 average as a senior.
Finwood, later named to the VMI Sports Hall of Fame, also served as the Keydets' baseball coach from 1992-94. The Keydets won a school-record 21 games in 1993 after winning two games two games earlier.
After leaving VMI, Finwood's teams at Western Kentucky won 190 games in six years. Originally from Hampton, he was hired by Old Dominion in athletic director Wood Selig in 2012.
Selig is a graduate of Washington and Lee who worked at Virginia and has a son in Virginia Tech's Corps of Cadets.