April 2, 2018
|Radford at Virginia|
|Date/Time||Tuesday, April 3 | 6 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | The Park|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (11-24) softball wraps up its five-game homestand by hosting Radford (17-12) on Tuesday (April 3) at The Park. First pitch between the Cavaliers and Highlanders is set for 6 p.m.
Virginia enters Tuesday’s classh after salvaging the final game of its weekend series against North Carolina. The Cavaliers hit three home runs in both games of a Saturday doubleheader, earning a 10-5 win in the series finale.
Tuesday marks the only meeting of the year with Radford. Admission to all Virginia softball home games is free in 2018 and concessions are available for purchase at The Park.
- The Hoos played their fourth extra-inning game of the season in the first half of Saturday’s doubleheader. UNC earned an 11-7 win, moving the Hoos to 1-3 in extra innings.
- Virginia is looking for back-to-back victories for the first time since March 3-4.
- With 36 home runs on the season, the 2018 Cavaliers already rank fifth in program history in the category.
- Danni Ingraham‘s (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) pair of home runs moved her into a tie for third all-time at Virginia with 29 career homers.
- Virginia and Radford are meeting for the 40th time on Tuesday. The Cavaliers hold a 22-17 edge in the series.
- The Cavaliers have won two of the past three meetings, but the Highlanders earned a 5-2 victory in last season’s tilt at Radford.
- The series is tied 10-10 all-time in Charlottesville.
- The Cavaliers have won four of the past five meetings at The Park, dating back to 2010.
- The Highlanders sit at 17-12 overall and 3-3 in Big South play entering Tuesday’s game.
- Radford is fresh off a sweep of Winthrop over the weekend.
- The Highlanders have played just one other ACC team this season, earning a 4-0 win over Virginia Tech.
- Abby Morrow leads the Highlanders in the circle with an 11-7 record and 1.94 ERA.
- Marissa Gagliano paces Radford at the plate with a .398 average, while Maggie Rowe leads the way with 19 runs driven in.
Virginia heads to Louisville for a three-game set against the Cardinals in ACC play. First pitch in the series opener is set for 4 p.m. on Friday (April 6) and all three games will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.