Virginia Softball To Play Seven Games This Week
March 27, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia softball team has a busy week with seven games on its schedule, including five home games at The Park. UVa begins the week with a doubleheader at George Mason in Fairfax, Va., on Tuesday (Mar. 28) with the first game beginning at 2:30 p.m. The Cavaliers play their final five games of the week at home at The Park. UVa opens the home portion of its schedule by hosting Radford in a doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday (Mar. 29). Virginia wraps up the busy week with a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series against North Carolina over the weekend.
The Cavaliers currently stand at 15-11 on the season and 2-4 in the ACC. After dropping a pair of games against Georgia Tech on Saturday (Mar. 25), UVa rebounded to take a 5-4 decision on Sunday (Mar. 26) over the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta.
George Mason stands at 1-28 on the season. The Patriots registered their first win of the season on Sunday (Mar. 26) with a 2-1, 12-inning victory over Delaware. George Mason lost two of three games to the Blue Hens over the weekend. UVa leads the all-time series with George Mason 46-24. UVa has not played the Patriots since sweeping a doubleheader 9-0 and 5-0 during the 2001 season.
Radford is 22-14 in 2006 and has won its last six contests. This past weekend, Radford won its own Highlander Classic by going 4-0, including a 4-3 win over Longwood in the championship game. UVa has split doubleheaders with Radford the past two seasons. Last year, the Highlanders took a the first game of the twinbill 4-2 on April 21 at Radford, but Virginia earned a split with a 6-2 win in the nightcap. The Cavaliers lead the all-time series 14-8.
The Cavaliers wrap up the week with a three-game series against North Carolina, which was ranked 24th in last week’s USAToday/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll. The two teams will square off in a doubleheader on Saturday (Apr. 1) at 1:00 p.m., followed by a single game on Sunday (Apr. 2) at 1:00 p.m. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series 54-27-1. UVa split four games with the Tar Heels last season and won two of three regular season ACC matchups in Chapel Hill.