March 22, 2018
|Virginia at Boston College|
|Date/Time||March 23 | Noon & 2 p.m.
March 24 | 2 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia (9-19, 1-5 ACC) travels to Boston College (9-15, 0-3 ACC) for a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference beginning Friday (March 23).
The schedule for the weekend has once again been changed, as the Cavaliers and Eagles will play a doubleheader on Friday and a single game on Saturday (March 24). First pitch for Friday’s doubleheader is set for noon.
Winter weather also forced the series to be relocated to Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.
Friday, March 23 — Noon and 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 — 2 p.m.
- Virginia visits Boston College for the first time since 2014.
- For a second-straight week, the Hoos’ midweek game was cancelled due to inclement weather.
- Virginia dropped the series to Syracuse last weekend. Two of the three games went into extra innings.
- The back-to-back extra-inning games were a first since 2013 for the Hoos. Virginia has played three-consecutive extra-inning games only once before.
- Lacy Smith‘s (Lancaster, Pa.) walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Saturday was the first walk-off win for the Cavaliers this season.
- At .276 as a team, the Cavaliers’ batting average is just two points shy of being the highest since 2004.
HOOS vs. EAGLES
- Virginia and Boston College are meeting for the 31st time in the series opener on Friday.
- Boston College holds a 17-13 edge in the series.
- The Cavaliers have fared better on the road in the series, with a 7-8 mark in Boston.
- This will be the first time the two have met at a non-campus location.
- Virginia has won two of the last three series played in Boston.
- All 30 meetings in the series have come in the regular season.
- Lacy Smith now owns the last two walk-off home runs for the Cavaliers after her 11th-inning blast on Saturday.
- Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) has already matched a career high with nine home runs on the season. She sits second in the ACC in homers.
- The Hoos are second in the ACC in slugging percentage behind only Florida State.
- Virginia’s 29 home runs are third in the league. The Cavaliers are on pace to eclipse 50 home runs for the third time in four years.
- Virginia is in search of its first true road win in 2018. The Hoos are 0-6 on the road this season.
- The Hoos are on pace to score the most runs in over a decade in 2018.
Virginia returns home for a Wednesday (March 28) tilt against George Mason before welcoming North Carolina to The Park for an ACC series on March 30-31.