April 5, 2018
|Virginia at Louisville|
|Date/Time||Friday, April 6 | 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 | Noon
|Location||Louisville, Ky. | Ulmer Stadium|
|Live Video||ACC Network Extra|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (11-25, 2-10 ACC) travels to Louisville (24-12, 4-5 ACC) to face the Cardinals in a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series beginning on Friday, April 6.
The series schedule has already been altered due to expected inclement weather. Friday will now feature a doubleheader at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to open the series. The finale is scheduled for a noon first pitch on Sunday (April 8).
All three games of the series are set to be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Links to the broadcasts and live stats can be found on VirginiaSports.com.
Friday, April 6 – 2 p.m. (DH)
Sunday, April 8 – Noon
- The Cavaliers are coming off a 2-3 stretch in their past five games, which included a 1-2 weekend against North Carolina.
- Virginia hit six home runs in the Saturday doubleheader against the Tar Heels. The Hoos are averaging a home run per game this season.
- Virginia also had the defense working against the Tar Heels, turning four double plays over the three-game series.
- Five different Cavaliers homered against North Carolina. Olivia Gott (Weston, Fla.) hit .600 on the weekend with three RBI to lead the Hoos.
- Virginia and Louisville are meeting for the 14th time in Friday’s series opener.
- Louisville leads the all-time series 10-3.
- Virginia captured the first two meetings, one of which came in the Cavaliers’ only NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010.
- The Cavaliers snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Cardinals by taking the finale of last season’s series.
- Virginia’s 7-3 win last year earned the Cavaliers a spot in the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2013.
- Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) has already matched a career high with nine home runs on the season. She sits third 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.
- The Cavaliers rank second in the ACC with 17 double plays turned on the season.
- Walks continue to harm the Cavaliers, who have now allowed 209 free passes on the year. Virginia has also hit an additional 18 batters.
- At .449 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’s 36 home runs are tied for second most in the ACC.
Virginia returns home following the series at Louisville to host Longwood on Wednesday (April 11). The Cavaliers will then host Virginia Tech for the final home series of the season.