March 29, 2018
|North Carolina at Virginia|
|Date/Time||Friday, March 30 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 – 1 & 3 p.m.
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | The Park|
|Live Video||ACC Network Extra|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Coming off a 12-9 midweek win over George Mason, Virginia (10-22, 1-8 ACC) continues its five-game home swing by hosting North Carolina (17-16, 6-3 ACC) in an Atlantic Coast Conference series at The Park.
The Cavaliers and Tar Heels are meeting for the 121st time in the series opener on Friday (March 30). North Carolina captured a 10-4 midweek win over Winthrop, following a series victory at Notre Dame last weekend.
Friday, March 30 – 6 p.m. | Flashback Friday – 90’s edition
Saturday, March 31 – 1 & 3 p.m. | Together We Fight Cancer Day
Admission to all Virginia softball home games is free in 2018 and concessions are available at The Park. All three games of the series will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Links to the broadcast and live stats can be found on VirginiaSports.com.
Saturday (March 31) is Together We Fight Cancer Day, as the Cavaliers and Tar Heels join together to honor survivors and caregivers, and support all those impacted by cancer. Pregame festivities include a balloon release, while the first 100 fans will also receive Together We Fight t-shirts.
Following game two of Saturday’s doubleheader, kids are invited to take part in an egg dash on the field.
- The Cavaliers captured their midweek game against George Mason by a 12-9 final.
- Virginia piled up 12 hits in the win, more than the Hoos had in the series at Boston College last weekend.
- Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) went 4-for-4 at the plate with a home run, two doubles and three RBI in the victory over George Mason. Her four hits, pair of doubles and three RBI are all career highs.
- Osherow also picked up the win in the circle, tossing 5 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run in relief.
- Virginia has played more games against UNC than any other opponent in program history, as Friday marks the 121st meeting in the series.
- The Tar Heels lead the series 86-33-1.
- The lone tie in the series came on April 1, 1987. It is the only tie in Virginia history.
- Virginia and UNC are an even 3-3 over the past two seasons.
- The Cavaliers claimed the last series played at The Park in 2016.
- Virginia and UNC have met at least once in every season dating to 1984, making the series the longest running in program history.
- 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.
- Davis drove in her 33rd RBI of the year against George Mason, setting a new career high. She is on pace for the most RBI in a season since Sara Larquier’s 54 in 2005.
- Virginia’s 12 hits against George Mason marks the fourth time in the past nine games the Hoos have racked up double-digit knocks.
- Walks continue to harm the Cavaliers, who have now allowed 181 free passes on the year. Virginia has also hit an additional 16 batters.
- At .444 on the year, the Cavaliers are on pace to slug over .400 for a fourth consecutive season. The mark would be the second highest in program history.
Virginia caps the homestand on Tuesday (April 3) when the Cavaliers host Radford. The Hoos will then hit the road to take on Louisville in a three-game ACC series.