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Virginia a tough draw for OU baseball

By John Helsley, Staff Writer, Modified: June 9, 2010 at 2:11 pm •  Published: June 9, 2010

/> Against teams who have advanced to Super Regionals, the Cavaliers are 8-4: 3-1 against Miami, 2-1 against Clemson, 2-2 against Florida State and 1-0 against Coastal Carolina.

Clearly, the Sooners have drawn a tough assignment.

Not that anybody said getting to Omaha was easy.

And not that anybody in Norman seems all too concerned.

"I don't know much about them,” OU ace Zach Neal said. "I don't really care to know too much about them. I know it's Virginia. I know it's another team on the other side of the dugout.

"And I know we're the Sooners. It could be Texas, Virginia, doesn't matter. We're just going to go play baseball.”

And that attitude extends throughout an OU club that exudes confidence.

"We're really not worried too much about them,” said Sooner right fielder Cody Reine. "We're worried about ourselves.

"We're going to go out there and play our baseball and whatever happens, happens.”

And they're planning on big things happening.

"Going to Virginia and winning on the road is only going to prepare us for Omaha and what lies ahead,” said OU coach Sunny Golloway.

"We like our chances. To be honest, no matter where we were sent, we'd like our chances at this point. And like our chances getting to Omaha and competing well in Omaha for a national title.”