April 24, 2018
|Virginia vs James Madison|
|Date/Time||Wednesday, April 25 | 6 p.m.|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | The Park|
|Live Video||ACC Network Extra|
|Media||Live Stats | Notes|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (12-35) softball wraps up the home portion of its 2018 schedule with a 6 p.m. first pitch against James Madison (33-10) on Wednesday (April 25).
Wednesday’s game is scheduled to be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Links to the broadcast and live stats are available on VirginiaSports.com.
The game against JMU also marks Military Appreciation Day at The Park. The Cavaliers will recognize all those who have served and continue to serve our country. The evening includes a special pregame ceremony honoring local veterans. Admission to all Virginia softball home games is free in 2018 and concessions are available at The Park.
- Wednesday night marks the final game of the year at The Park, as the Cavaliers have just five contests remaining.
- The Cavaliers lifted five home runs over the weekend at Pitt, accounting for all five of their runs against the Panthers.
- Olivia Gott (Weston, Fla.) homered twice in the series opener, the fourth time a Cavalier has launched multiple home runs in a single game this season.
- Gott homered in all three games of the series, tallying four home runs in eight at-bats on the weekend.
- The 2018 Cavaliers have now homered 49 times on the season, the third-highest mark in program history. They need six more to match the all-time record set in 2015.
- Virginia and JMU are meeting for the only time this season after playing a pair of games in each of the previous five seasons.
- The Cavaliers hold a 24-20 edge in the all-time series, but JMU has won nine of the past 10 meetings.
- Virginia earned a 5-4 win to cap a doubleheader a season ago, snapping a nine-game skid against the Dukes. The win over then No. 14 JMU marked the first victory over a ranked foe since 2014.
- A win Wednesday would mark back-to-back wins against the Dukes for the first time since winning three-straight games from 2008-2011.
- After lifting five home runs over the weekend, the Cavaliers are just six shy of the school record for homers in a season. The 49 home runs rank third all-time in program history.
- Both Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) and Gott have 10 home runs on the season. They are the first duo to hit double-digit home runs in a season since Sarah Tacke and Nicole Koren in 2010.
- Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) has nine home runs on the season. If she were to homer again, it would be the first time in program history three players have homered 10-plus times in a season.
NUMBERS OF NOTE
- Virginia ranks 15th in the country with 49 home runs on the season.
- The Cavaliers have turned 21 double plays on the season, ranking 31st nationally in double plays per game.
- Allison Davis ranks 35th in the country with 59 hits on the season. She continues to lead the ACC in the category.
Virginia heads to Duke for the Cavaliers’ final Atlantic Coast Conference series of the season. The series opener is set for a 5 p.m. first pitch on Friday (April 27).