April 25, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior McKall Miller (Ashburn, Va.) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week and sophomore right-hander Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) was named Pitcher of the Week as announced by the league office.
The duo led Virginia to a 4-0 week including a road sweep of Notre Dame this past weekend (April 22-23). The Cavaliers outscored the Irish 28-15 in three games and extended their win streak to a season-high, six games.
In four games, Miller hit .500 (7-for-14) with two home runs and six RBIs. She drove in four runs in game two against Notre Dame and hit a game-tying, three-run homer in the top of the third inning. In the series finale on Sunday (April 23), with the game tied at five in the top of the seventh inning, Miller hit the go-ahead, lead-off homer as part of a five-run Cavalier rally.
Miller put together multi-hit performances in all three ACC games over the weekend and is tied for the team lead with seven multi-RBI efforts. She hit safely in all four games last week and has reached base in the last five. Missing 14 games due to injury, Miller has been on the field for 18 of the Cavaliers 20 wins this season.
Osherow was in the circle for all four wins for Virginia this week and aided the Cavaliers in their first ACC sweep since 2012. She went 3-0 and boasted a 1.83 ERA in 24 innings pitched. The sophomore tossed complete games in game one and game three against Notre Dame. Osherow has now appeared in the circle in eight consecutive games in which the Cavaliers are 6-2. In non-conference action against Georgetown, she allowed just one earned run and recorded all 21 outs in a 7-6 victory.
Miller is Virginia’s first ACC Player of the Week since Alex Skinkis in 2010 and Osherow is the Cavaliers’ first ACC Pitcher of the Week since Melanie Mitchell won the award on April 2, 2013. The Cavaliers haven’t swept the ACC weekly awards since Sarah Tacke and Melanie Mitchell were both honored on March 16, 2010.
The Cavaliers will play in their final home game of the season on Wednesday (April 25) when they host George Washington. First pitch at The Park is scheduled for 6 p.m.