April 26, 2018
|Virginia at Duke|
|Date/Time||Friday, April 27 | 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 | 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 | 1 p.m.
|Live Video||ACC Network Extra|
|Media||Live Stats | UVA Notes|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (12-36, 3-18 ACC) plays its final Atlantic Coast Conference series of the season against Duke (26-23, 10-11 ACC). The series opener between the Cavaliers and Blue Devils is set for a 5 p.m. first pitch on Friday (April 27) in Durham, N.C.
The three-game set marks the first-ever meeting with Duke, which is in its inaugural season of softball. All three games of the weekend series are slated for broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Links to the broadcasts and live stats are available on VirginiaSports.com.
Friday, April 27 – 5 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Saturday, April 28 – 1 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Sunday, April 29 – 1 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
- 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.
- Virginia added another pair of home runs in the midweek against JMU. In their last five games, the Cavaliers have launched a total of nine home runs.
- The 2018 Cavaliers have now homered 51 times on the season, the third highest mark in program history. They need four more to match the all-time record set in 2015.
- Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) tagged her team-leading 11th home run of the season on Wednesday. The 11 homers are the most since Nicole Koren in 2010.
- Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) also homered Wednesday, bringing her season total to six.
- Virginia and Duke are meeting for the first time as the Blue Devils are in their inaugural season of softball.
- Duke is the seventh, first-time opponent this season for the Cavaliers.
- Virginia is 3-4 against teams the Cavaliers have met for the first time this season.
- Six Hoos have 20 or more RBI on the season, the first time six players have reached the plateau since 2004.
- Allison Davis ranks 35th in the country with 59 hits entering the week. She also ranks 33rd in total bases and added a pair of hits, including a home run on Wednesday.
- The Cavaliers rank second in the ACC and 31st in the country with 21 double plays turned on the season.
- Virginia ranks 25th in the country in home runs per game, averaging 1.06.
- Danni Ingraham tied a 22-year old school record with seven RBI in the Hoos’ win over Louisville. The senior hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam.
Following the series at Duke, the Cavaliers close the 2018 season with a doubleheader at Liberty on Tuesday (May 1).