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The Cavalier coaching staff scrutinizes the opponents’ every play on video, knowing exactly how it wants to pitch to each hitter and precisely where to shift outfielders, depending on the batter and the count.

On the recruiting trail, O'Connor looked for players that had the same desire to build a winner he did.

“That was our pitch,” he said. “Do you want to go where it’s comfortable and they’ve always had success or do you want to say for the rest of your life you made the difference in a program going to Omaha?”

Heading to his second CWS as head coach, the recruiting pitch has changed a bit. But it’s about the only thing about O'Connor that has.