CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team (12-9) plays at home for the first time this season when the Cavaliers host Maryland (9-9) in a 5:30 p.m. contest at Palmer Park on Tuesday (March 8).
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
The game will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at ESPN.com. Live stats for the game will also be available. Links to both the live stats and broadcast are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVASoftball).
NOTING THE HOOS
• UVA is coming off a 3-2 weekend in Knoxville where the Hoos beat South Alabama and Dartmouth and dropped two tight games with No. 18 Tennessee.
• The Cavaliers continued to bring power to the plate, hammering out nine home runs over the weekend.
• The Hoos now have 22 home runs on the season which is two shy of last year’s home run total for the season.
• Virginia has also been proficient on the basepath, going 31-for-40 in steal attempts this season.
• The 31 steals has passed the steal total from a year ago (27) in only 21 games played to date.
• Leah Boggs hit three home runs on the weekend with long balls against Tennessee and South Alabama.
• Tori Gilbert hit a walk-off home run in the first win over South Alabama – the first for the Hoos since 2018.
THE SERIES WITH MARYLAND
• Virginia and Maryland have faced each other 57 times with the Cavaliers leading 33-24 in the all-time series.
• The last seven games in the series have been played on the road for the Hoos.
• The Tuesday matchup at Palmer Park will be the first at home for UVA since a 2011 doubleheader.
• Virginia won the last meeting with the Terrapins by a score of 7-1 in the 2019 season.
LAST TIME OUT FOR THE TERRAPINS
• Virginia claimed the 7-1 victory over Maryland in College Park on March 19, 2019 in a single game.
• Clare Zureich struck out four in the relief win, working 5.0 scoreless innings in relief of starter Aly Rayle.
• Seven Hoos notched hits with Haley Busby and Tori Gilbert leading the way at the plate for Virginia.
• Gilbert was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs. Both she and Busby hit home runs in the game.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOOS
• Virginia continues to play at home this weekend, opening ACC play with a three-game series against Notre Dame.
• The teams will play single games each day with the series beginning on Friday at 5 p.m.
• The series will continue with a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday and conclude with a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday.