April 25, 2017
|Virginia vs George Washington|
|Date/Time||April 26 – 6 p.m.|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team (20-29) will play its final home game of the season on Wednesday (April 26) when it hosts George Washington (24-21) at The Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Game Coverage: The single game can be followed via live stats on VirginiaSports.com. In-game updates are also available on the team’s official twitter account (@UVASOFTBALL).
-Wednesday will be the 14th meeting against George Washington in an all-time series that began in 2005.
-The Colonials have won three of the last four games against the Cavaliers.
-Virginia has won six-straight games, tied for the longest streak in the ACC and 11th longest in the NCAA.
-The Cavaliers lead the ACC with 75 doubles and are tied for second in the ACC with 49 home runs.
-10 different Cavaliers have hit a home run this season and four have totaled seven or more.
Sweep Success: Virginia is coming off its first ACC series sweep since 2012 after taking all three games at Notre Dame this past weekend. The Cavaliers outscored the Irish, 28-15 and put together single inning rallies of five or more runs in each of the three wins. Prior to the series, Virginia had not defeated Notre Dame in 14 attempts.
Dynamic Duo: For the first time since 2010, Virginia swept the ACC weekly awards. Senior McKall Miller was named the ACC Player of the Week (.500, 2 HR, 6 RBIs) and sophomore right-hander Erika Osherow was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week (3-0, 1.83 ERA). The Cavaliers were recognized by the ACC for the first time since 2013 (Melanie Mitchell – Pitcher of the Week).
Hit Parade: The Cavaliers have recorded 10 or more hits in its last four games. When collecting 10 or more hits in a game this season, Virginia boasts a record of 10-3. The last time Virginia had 10 or more hits in four consecutive games was back in 2004.
Home Run Chase: McKall Miller’s home run in the seventh inning of game three against Notre Dame was the team’s 49th of the season, surpassing last year’s total of 48 for the second most in school history. The school single season record of 55 was established in 2015.
Clutch Cavaliers: With game three against Notre Dame tied five going into the seventh inning, Virginia rallied for five runs that led to a 10-6 victory. It marked the eighth time this season the Cavaliers have won a game in their last at bat.
Coming in Hot: Senior Katie Park batted .571 (8-for-14) with six runs scored and a home run in three games against Notre Dame. She is currently riding a season-high, eight-game hit streak and has reached base safely in her last 10 games.
Up Next: The Cavaliers will wrap up their regular season schedule this weekend at Louisville. The crucial three-game series begins Friday (April 28) at 6 p.m. All three games will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.