Virginia Closes Regular Season At Virginia Tech
April 28, 2016
|Virginia (18-30, 7-11 ACC) at Virginia Tech (25-27, 10-11 ACC)|
|Date/Time||April 29-30, 2016 | 7 p.m./12 p.m./2 p.m.|
|Location||Blacksburg, Va. | Tech Softball Park|
|Coverage||Live Stats – Game 1 | Live Stats – Game 2 | Live Stats – Game 3 | Live Video – Game 1 | Live Video – Game 2 | Live Video – Game 3|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia (18-30, 7-11 ACC) softball team closes the regular season this weekend, traveling to face Virginia Tech (25-27, 10-11 ACC) in a three-game series beginning Friday.
Originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, expected inclement weather in the area has caused the three-game set to be played Friday-Saturday.
The series will begin with a single game at 7 p.m. on Friday (April 29) and conclude with a doubleheader at noon on Saturday (April 30). Fans can follow the action through live stats and video linked at VirginiaSports.com. Updates are also available through the team’s official Twitter account @UVASoftball.
The series is sponsored by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of University of Virginia Athletics. It is also a potential point in the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash, the point rivalry series between University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The score for the Clash is now University of Virginia – 12 and Virginia Tech – 5, clinching the Clash for the Cavaliers. Learn more about Virginia529 and this competition at TheCommonwealthClash.com.
The Cavaliers are coming off a series win over Georgia Tech this past weekend, marking the third ACC series win of the season for Virginia. The Cavaliers swept the Saturday doubleheader before dropping the Sunday finale in an 11-inning marathon on a walk-off home run by the Yellow Jackets.
Sophomore first baseman Danni Ingraham (Laguna Nigel, Calif.) was named the ACC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness for her performance in the five games. She hit .421 for the week with two home runs, five RBI and four runs scored.
Junior catcher Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) leads the Cavalier offense with a .309 batting average, seven home runs and 36 RBI. She has scored 20 runs this season. Pacing the scoring is junior Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) with 30 runs scored and going 15-of-16 in steal attempts. At the top of the lineup, Allie Arneson (Aledo, Texas) has drawn a team-high 25 walks with only 16 strikeouts this season.
Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) leads the squad in the circle with a 13-19 record through 200.1 innings of work and 39 appearances. She has struck out 118 batters and walked only 48 this season with a 2.90 ERA.