Travis Wells. Despite not getting it done in last night's championship finale of the College World Series, the future is bright for Virginia baseball. a big reason for that is the three departing seniors as well as several juniors who are leaving early. Travis Wells explains it's a group that has impacted the program significantly. Travis: The curtain fell on the college baseball season here in Omaha Wednesday night. While things didn't turn out the way the Cavaliers had planned, now is the time to look ahead to the future. And Brian O'Connor's team will do so without the services of several juniors who now begin pursuit of their professional baseball careers. That class won 142 games in three years and made 3 ncaa tournament appearances leaving a legacy that will last for a long time to come. mike papi/virginia first baseman: since freshman year our class has played prominent roles on this team and we continued to do that. it's gonna be tough to leave all these guys. i know we'll run into each other down the road and it was great playing next to them and great being successful next to them. brandon cogswell/ virginia second baseman: it's in the hands of those underclassmen. they're gonna have their work cut out but they are gonna do what virginia baseball does, work hard in the offseason and play 110 percent everyday. that's the virginia baseball way. they're gonna be fine. they're gonna be successful. brian o'connor/ virginia head coach: i feel like that junior class has gotten a lot better in their time here. through their improvement they have made our program better. certainly we are gonna miss those guys but that's because there is a thing called professional baseball that they move on to. travis: While Coach O'Connor will certainly have to plug in some new pieces next year, the pitching staff will have a solid nucleus with Nathan Kirby, Brandon Waddell, and Josh Sborz all set to return. At the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, Travis Wells, wdbj7.