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March 22, 2016

Virginia (8-21) at Longwood (12-8)
Date/Time March 23, 2016 | 4 p.m./6 p.m.
Location Farmville, Va. | Lancer Field
Coverage =””>Live Stats | =””>Live Video

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia (8-21) softball team steps out of conference play on Wednesday (March 23), traveling to face the Longwood Lancers in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.

Fans can follow the action through links provided at Each game will have live stats and a video stream provided by Longwood. Game two of the doubleheader will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.

Virginia enters the mid-week contest after dropping the three-game series with ACC rival Louisville this past weekend. The Cavaliers will continue to play on the road this weekend, heading to face the Pittsburgh Panthers in a three-game series.

Juniors Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) and Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) lead the Cavaliers at the plate. Labshere hits at a .328 clip with five home runs, nine runs scored and 13 RBI. Park bats at a .322 clip with a team-leading six home runs and 27 runs scored.

Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) leads the Cavaliers in the circle. The freshman holds a 3.26 ERA with 72 strikeouts and only 30 walks through 116.0 innings of work this season. She has made 25 appearances with 17 starts and 12 complete games.

Longwood (12-8) is coming off a series sweep of Campbell at home this past weekend. The Lancers are 5-5 in the last 10 games.

Leading the way for the Lancers at the plate is Emily Murphy with a .327 average, eight runs scored and 10 RBI. She also has one home run. Longwood has hit 12 home runs on the season and scored 87 runs through its 20 games. Three Lancers are batting .300 or better on the season.

In the circle, Elizabeth McCarthy leads the way for the Lancers. She holds a 2.13 ERA through 69.0 innings of work. McCarthy has struck out 66 and walked 31 batters in her time in the circle. She is also holding opponents to a .216 batting average.

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