March 27, 2018
|George Mason at Virginia|
|Date/Time||Wednesday, March 28 | 6 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | The Park|
|Additional Info||Game Notes|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (9-22) returns to action in a midweek contest against George Mason (10-15) as the Cavaliers welcome the Patriots to The Park on Wednesday (March 28) night.
First pitch is set for 6 p.m., as the Hoos open a five-game homestand. Admission to all Virginia softball home games is free in 2018 and concessions are available for purchase at The Park.
- The Cavaliers are mired in a 1-11 stretch dating back to March 4th.
- Following the midweek tilt on Wednesday, Virginia will host North Carolina in an ACC series on Friday and Saturday.
- The Hoos are aiming to return to their hot-hitting ways after managing just 10 hits on the weekend at Boston College. The 10 hits were the fewest in any series this season for Virginia.
- Lacy Smith (Lancaster, Pa.) has now worked a career-high 82 innings in the circle.
- While the Hoos were cold as a team, Olivia Gott (Weston, Fla.) rebounded at the plate to hit .600 last weekend. She went 2-for-2 in the finale at Boston College.
- Virginia and George Mason are meeting for the 87th time overall and the second time this season. The Cavaliers own a 58-28 edge in the series.
- Virginia captured the first meeting of the season, a 2-1 victory on February 17 in Madeira Beach.
- Smith carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before the Hoos won the game by cutting down the tying run at the plate on a wild pitch.
- Smith and Gott each had a hit and an RBI in the victory.
- The Hoos won 29-straight games in the series from 1991-2013.
- 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.
- At .400 on the season, Allison Davis‘ batting average would be the highest since 2007. Only five Cavaliers have finished a season hitting above .400 in program history.
- Virginia did not hit a home run at Boston College, marking the first weekend without leaving the yard this season.
- Walks continue to harm the Cavaliers, who have now allowed 172 free passes on the year. Virginia has also hit an additional 15 batters.
- At .440 on the year, the Cavaliers are on pace to slug over .400 for a fourth consecutive season.
Virginia continues its home stand with a three-game series against North Carolina on March 30-31. The Cavaliers and Tar Heels will play a single game on Friday at 6 p.m. before playing a doubleheader on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.