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March 17, 2016

Virginia (8-18, 0-3 ACC) vs. Louisville (16-6, 2-1 ACC)
Date/Time March 18-19, 2016 | 4 p.m. (Friday); 6 p.m. (Friday); 10 a.m. (Saturday)
Location Charlottesville, Va. | The Park
Coverage Live Stats – Game 1 | Live Stats – Game 2 | Live Stats – Game 3 Live Audio – Game 1 | Live Audio – Game 2 |

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia (8-18, 0-3 ACC) softball team continues to play at home this weekend, hosting Louisville (16-6, 2-1 ACC) in a three-game series beginning Friday at The Park.

The series will open with a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Friday, while the teams will play a single game at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Admission to all games is free and fans can follow live stats and audio through links available at

Virginia is coming off an opening weekend against nationally-ranked Notre Dame, while the Cardinals enter the weekend after facing Georgia Tech. It’s the second consecutive home weekend for the Cavaliers who started the year with a 23-game road trip. Louisville will be making its first ACC road trip of the season.

Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) and Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) pace the Virginia offense. Labshere is batting at a .345 clip with five home runs, 13 RBI and nine runs scored. Park is batting .338 with 25 RBI, five home runs and 11 runs scored. Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) is the top run scorer with 19 runs scored and is 9-of-10 on steal attempts.

In the circle, Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) leads the pitching staff with 14 starts through 22 appearances. She holds a 3.54 ERA with 65 strikeouts and 27 walks through 99.0 innings of work this season.

The Cardinals have three players hitting above .400 on the season with Maryssa Becker leading the way with a .444 average. She has 30 RBI, four home runs and 16 runs scored to pace the Louisville offense.

Megan Hensley leads Louisville in the circle with a 1.76 ERA and a 9-2 record. Becker has been the strikeout pitcher for the Cardinals, recording 73 strikeouts to only 10 walks. Both pitchers have more than 70 innings logged in the circle.

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