April 19, 2018
|Virginia at Pittsburgh|
|Date/Time||Friday, April 20 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 – 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 – Noon
|Location||Pittsburgh, Pa. | Vartabedian Field|
|Live Video||ACC Network Extra|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – With just eight games remaining in the regular season, Virginia (12-32, 3-15 ACC) travels to Pittsburgh (23-16-1, 11-6 ACC) for a three-game set beginning Friday (April 20).
The Cavaliers dropped a 15-7 decision in the midweek game at Georgetown. The Hoos are looking to snap a five-game slide heading into the weekend.
Pittsburgh captured a 6-4 win in a visit to Kent State on Wednesday. The Panthers took two games in their series against Georgia Tech last weekend.
All three games of the series will be carried on ACC Network Extra. Links to the broadcasts and live stats can be found on VirginiaSports.com.
Friday, April 20 – 5 p.m. – ACC Network Extra
Saturday, April 21 – 1 p.m. – ACC Network Extra
Sunday, April 22 – Noon – ACC Network Extra
- Virginia surrendered seven runs in the bottom of the fifth on Wednesday night to turn an 8-7 game into a 15-7 loss.
- Both Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) and Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) homered in the loss at Georgetown. Davis’ marked a new career-high with her 10th of the season, while Ingraham’s pulled her within two of the all-time career record at UVA.
- The trip to Pittsburgh continues a string of 8-of-9 games on the road to finish the season for the Cavaliers.
- The weekend marks the penultimate ACC series of the year, as the Cavaliers close conference action against Duke next weekend.
- Virginia and Pittsburgh are meeting for the 14th time in Friday’s series opener.
- The Cavaliers hold a 7-6 edge in the series, including taking 2-of-3 in the last meeting in 2016.
- The Cavaliers and Panthers first met in 2000, a 9-0 win for the Hoos. Virginia went on to take the first four meetings in the series.
- In ACC matchups, the Panthers hold a 6-3 edge in the series. All nine of the ACC meetings have been played away from Charlottesville, a trend that continues this weekend.
- Sarah Dawson and Kayla Harris carry the load in the circle for the Panthers. Dawson leads the team with 111 2/3 innings of work, while Harris is 10-1 with a 2.17 ERA, both team-bests.
- Pittsburgh employs the long ball with 42 home runs on the season, ranking fourth in the ACC.
- Giorgiana Zeremenko leads the way with 13 home runs and a .342 average. Show also paces the Panthers with her 23 RBI on the season.
- Seven different Panthers have driven home 10 or more runs on the season.
Following the weekend in Pittsburgh, the Cavaliers return home for their final home game of the season on Wednesday (April 25). Virginia plays host to James Madison in a 6 p.m. first pitch at The Park.