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March 24, 2016

Virginia (9-22, 0-6 ACC) at Pittsburgh (18-9, 2-4 ACC)
Date/Time March 25-26, 2016 | 4 p.m./12 p.m./2 p.m.
Location Pittsburgh, Pa. | Petersen Sports Complex
Coverage | | | =””>ESPN3 – Game 1 | =””>ESPN3 – Game 2 | =””>ESPN3 – Game 3

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (9-22, 0-6 ACC) continues to play on the road this weekend, traveling to face Pittsburgh (18-9, 2-4 ACC) in a three-game series beginning Friday at the Petersen Sports Complex.

Friday’s series opener is set for a 4 p.m. first pitch, while the series will conclude on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m. Fans can follow all three games through live stats and a video stream provided by ESPN3 linked at

Virginia is coming off a doubleheader split at Longwood on Wednesday night as the Cavaliers rallied in game two to pick up the 6-3 win. The weekend series at Pittsburgh is a stretch of 8-of-11 games on the road for Virginia.

A pair of juniors pace the Cavalier offense with Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) both hitting above .300 on the season. Park hits at a .330 clip and leads the team with six home runs and 27 RBI. Labshere is right behind her at a .301 clip with five home runs on the season.

Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) leads the Cavaliers in steals, going 10-of-11 on the year and has scored a team-leading 21 runs. Allie Arneson (Aledo, Texas) has hit in the leadoff spot, drawing a team-high 12 walks and going 3-for-3 in steals with 12 runs scored.

Leading the Cavalier pitching staff is freshman Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) with a 3.57 ERA and a 6-14 record through 118.1 innings of work. The right-handed hurler has struck out 74 batters while walking only 31 this season.

Bolstering the rotation is fellow freshman Lacy Smith (Lancaster, Pa.) who picked up the win in the second game at Longwood on Wednesday. Smith holds a 5.61 ERA through 53.2 innings of work and holds a 2-5 record on the year.

Pitt is coming off a series win over North Carolina this past weekend to pick up its first conference wins of the season. The Panthers were swept in the opening weekend of ACC play on a road trip to Virginia Tech.

Giorgiana Zeremenko leads Pittsburgh at the plate with a .492 batting average, nine home runs and 35 RBI. Pitt has six players hitting above .300 on the season and has scored 200 runs through the 27 games.

Kayla Harris leads the pitching staff with a 2.12 ERA and a 9-7 record through 89.1 innings of work. She has struck out 61 batters and walked 37 in her time in the circle.

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