Virginia Continues ACC Play At Georgia Tech This Weekend
April 21, 2016
|Virginia (16-29, 5-10 ACC) at Georgia Tech (18-27, 4-10 ACC)|
|Date/Time||April 23-24, 2016 | 1 p.m./3 p.m./12 p.m.|
|Location||Atlanta, Ga. | Shirley Clements Mewborn Field|
|Coverage||| | | Live Video – Game 1 | Live Video – Game 2 | Live Video – Game 3|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia (16-29, 5-10 ACC) softball team continues ACC play on the road this weekend, traveling to face Georgia Tech (18-27, 4-10 ACC) in a three-game series at the Shirley Clements Mewborn Field.
The series begins with a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday and concludes with a single game at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Both teams are fighting to move up the standings and secure a berth in the ACC Tournament with Virginia currently sitting in eighth place in the standings and Georgia Tech in 10th place.
Fans can follow the action live through live stats and video linked at VirginiaSports.com. Updates are also available through the official Twitter account for the team @UVASoftball.
Virginia is coming off a doubleheader split with Liberty in the mid-week and a series win over North Carolina last weekend to move up in the ACC standings. The Cavaliers close out ACC play on the road in back-to-back weekends with series at Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. Virginia will host a mid-week doubleheader against George Mason between the two ACC series.
Junior catcher Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) paces the Cavalier offense. She is hitting .293 on the season with seven home runs, 41 RBI and 18 runs scored. Junior Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) has matched Park’s seven home runs as the Cavaliers have hit 42 home runs on the season.
Junior outfielder Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) leads the team with 27 runs scored and is 13-for-14 on steal attempts this season, while freshman Allie Arneson (Aledo, Texas) has drawn a team-leading 21 walks – most of them in the leadoff position.
Freshman Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) leads Virginia in the circle with a 2.91 ERA and a 12-18 record through 182.2 innings of work. She has picked up the win in all five ACC victories for the Cavaliers this season. Osherow also has one save, closing things out for Virginia in the second game of Wednesday night’s doubleheader with the Liberty Flames. She has 107 strikeouts to only 43 walks on the season.