April 12, 2018
|Virginia vs. Virginia Tech|
|Date/Time||Friday, April 13 | 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 | 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 15 | Noon
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | The Park|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (12-28, 3-12 ACC) hosts Virginia Tech (16-24, 2-12 ACC) for a three-game series beginning with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday (April 13).
The series with the Hokies is part of the Commonwealth Clash and marks the final home weekend for Virginia before the Cavaliers close the regular season with back-to-back road trips. The three-game set also marks Alumni Weekend for Virginia softball and Sunday will see the Hoos celebrate seniors Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) and Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.).
Admission to all Virginia softball home games is free in 2018 and concessions are available at The Park. Parking for softball is free and available on a first come, first served basis at The Park with overflow parking located in the D3 lot. A map showing the locations of the available parking lots is available here: https://wahoowa.net/SBparking.
Friday, April 13 – 6 p.m. – Flashback Friday to the early ’00s
Saturday, April 14 – 1 p.m. – Alumni Day – Sabre Rewards Day for Students
Sunday, April 15 – Noon – Senior Day
Saturday’s game will feature a special recognition of Virginia softball alumni prior to game two of the series with the Hokies. The game is also a Sabre Rewards event for Virginia students with free pizza and sunglasses to the first 100 students.
Sunday is Senior Day at The Park as the Cavaliers recognize their two fourth years. Davis and Ingraham will be honored in a postgame ceremony following the series finale.
- Danni Ingraham tied a 22-year old school record with seven RBI in Sunday’s win over Louisville. The senior hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam.
- Allison Davis drove in her 33rd RBI of the year against George Mason, setting a new career high. With 35 on the season, 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.
- Hayley Busby drove in a career high five RBI in Sunday’s win at Louisville.
- At .453 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 41 home runs are second most in the ACC.
- Virginia and Virginia Tech meet for the 60th time on Friday night, with the Hokies holding a 37-22 edge in the series.
- Virginia Tech has won eight of the past 10 meetings, including taking two of three in Charlottesville last season.
- The series leans 15-9 in favor of Virginia Tech in games played at The Park.
- Virginia’s last win in the series came in walk-off fashion as the Hoos scored a pair in the seventh to down the Hokies 9-8.
- Virginia’s finale at Louisville marked a number of records, most notably Danni Ingraham‘s record-tying seven RBI and a combined 29 runs scored.
- Ingraham is only the second player in Virginia history with seven RBI, matching Jamie Hahn’s record set in 1995.
- In addition, the 17-12 win marked the most combined runs in a single game in Virginia program history. The Hoos’ 17 runs are the most in a single game for Virginia since 1996.
More on the Commonwealth Clash
The series will also signifies the softball matchup between Virginia and Virginia Tech in the Commonwealth Clash. The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. The school that accumulates 11 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings.