Photos from Virginia's game against Arkansas on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
CAREER • Finished seventh in program history with 80career pitching appearances • Recorded 17 career saves (sixth in program history) • Made 14 career NCAA tournament appearances, most in program history • Finished with four career College World Series wins (tied for second in CWS history)
2015 • Named Most Outstanding Player at NCAA College World Series • Selected in Competitive Balance Round B of 2015 MLB Draft with 74th overall pick by Los Angeles Dodgers • Earned Second-Team All-ACC honors at relief pitcher • Named to midseason NCBWA Stopper of Year Watch List • Did not allow an earned run over the final 27 innings of his UVa career, dating to May 15 (was 6-0 after UVa’s exam break) • Was sensational in NCAA tournament and did not allow an earned run in 19 innings of relief in eight games (4-0, 3 saves, R, 9 H, 5 BB, 16 K) • Finished eight of UVa’s 10 wins in NCAA tournament, including all three regional games, one in super regional and four in CWS • Dominated in the College World Series, going 3-0 with a save in four appearances, covering 13 innings • Became 11th player in CWS history to earn three wins in one CWS • Earned wins over Arkansas (6/13), Florida (6/20) and Vanderbilt (6/23) as well as save against Florida (6/15) in CWS • Recorded a win and save in NCAA regional, picking up a save in opener vs USC and win vs. SDSU; also closed out the 11th inning in championship game win over USC •Led ACC with 15 saves (fourth in UVa single-season history); ranked sixth nationally in saves • Tied for league lead with six saves in ACC play • Made team-high 33 appearances (third most in a season in school history) • Posted 2-0 record with 1.35 ERA over 20 IP in three starts • Allowed 5.05 hits per nine innings (fifth best nationally) • Took perfect game into seventh inning in ACC tournament game against Georgia Tech before settling for 1-hitter in 7-inning shutout win (5/19); it was his first career CG and shutout • Made first start of 2015 on April 26 at NC State, working six innings of two-run baseball; followed it up with seven-inning outing to clinch series win against Duke (5/10)
2014 • Appeared in 15 games, including 13 starts • Ranked seventh in ACC in opponent batting average (.210) • Allowed one earned run and 10 hits in 13 innings while going 2-0 during NCAA tournament • Worked twice in College World Series; earned win against Ole Miss, allowing one unearned run and four hits over five innings (spanning two days) to clinch bracket championship (6/20-21) • Started Game 3 of NCAA Super Regional against Maryland and worked seven shutout innings, striking out nine to earn win (6/9) • Worked out of bullpen for first time in 2014 in win at Wake Forest (5/16) • Took no decision against Georgia Tech after not allowing earned run over 6 IP (R, 2H, 2BB) • Grinded through five innings to earn win over UNC (allowed season-high nine hits but stranded nine runners and gave up just one run) • Took no-hitter into sixth inning against Clemson but was saddled with loss (5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 1 H, 3 BB) • Allowed one run and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings at Pitt (4/5) • Worked seven innings of one-hit baseball at Miami (3/23); struck out career-best 10 batters • Struggled with control against Duke, walking career high eight batters in 3 2/3 innings, including four straight to finish his outing • Earned win vs. Monmouth, giving up two runs in five innings (3/2) • Limited East Carolina to three hits in Saturday win (2/22) • No-hit UNC Wilmington over six innings in first career weekend start (2/16); did not allow runner past first base
2013 • Pitched in team-high 30 games (10th most in UVa history), while making three midweek starts • Was 3-0 with 1.98 ERA in 50 innings • Batters hit .206 against him • Recorded two saves on the year • Named to VaSID All-State second team at relief pitcher • Worked two perfect innings in NCAA regional, with one each in both games against Elon (6/1-2) • Pitched twice in ACC tournament, totaling 1 1/3 perfect innings against Georgia Tech (1/3) and Florida State (1) • Worked twice in UNC series, pitching combined 2 2/3 innings in final two games • Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings against VCU, allowing just one hit (5/14) • Worked 2 2/3 perfect innings in first game of DH at Virginia Tech (4/27) • Started and pitched three innings against Richmond (4/24) • Worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings vs. Radford (4/10) • Tossed four shutout innings to earn win at Liberty (4/2); allowed just one hit and two baserunners (one on error) • Worked twice in NC State series, pitching five scoreless innings (allowed two hits, no walks) • Made midweek start vs. Yale, going three innings to earn win (3/20) • Earned win in his first college game against East Carolina (2/15) PREP • Named Virginia State Player of the Year in 2012 • Two-time all-state honoree • Two-time All-Met selection • Coached by John Thomas at McLean PERSONAL • Parents are John and Tina Sborz • Has one brother, Jay, and two sisters, Heather and Chrissy • Brother played from 2003-10 in Detroit Tigers organization and made MLB debut in 2010