CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- With four weekend ACC series remaining for the Virginia baseball team, the Cavaliers sit in a tie for fourth in the Coastal Division. If the ACC tournament started now, Virginia would be the 10 seed.
Coming off a weekend sweep to Miami at home, the Cavaliers are 8-10 in ACC play, the second year in a row Virginia is below .500 at the half-way point of the conference season.
"I'm not going to sit up here and point fingers at one individual group," said head coach Brian O'Connor after Sunday's series finale. "I think collectively we've got to be a little bit better and a little bit more competitive."
"Right now, I just don't think our competitive spirit is where it needs to be," O'Connor added. "I take full responsibility for that."
Against the Hurricanes, Virginia led for a total of one-half inning. In the final two games of the series, the Cavaliers scored a total of two runs. On Sunday, Virginia out-hit Miami, but only brought one run across in the late innings.
"It just comes down to being clutch in the moment and just guys stepping up," said freshman third baseman Zack Gelof. "We're all... You can point fingers or whatever, but if you just put it to yourself and move forward. Just got to learn from it and get better from this."
Virginia, in the midst of a 10-game homestand hosts Radford Tuesday.