CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team (18-12, 5-1 ACC) goes back out on the road this weekend, continuing ACC play with a three-game series at Boston College (14-11, 2-4 ACC). The series begins on Friday at 3 p.m. and continues with a single game at 1 p.m. on Saturday and the finale at noon on Sunday.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION
All three games of the weekend series will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at ESPN.com. Live stats are also available for the entire series. Links to the live stream and live stats are online at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVASoftball).
NOTING THE HOOS
• Virginia is coming off back-to-back ACC series wins for the first time since the 2017 season.
• The Cavaliers are looking to win a third ACC series in a row for the first time since the 2010 season.
• UVA has put a stellar defense on the field in 2022, ranking fourth nationally with a .983 fielding percentage.
• Sarah Coon continues to lead UVA at the plate with a .337 average and a team-leading 21 RBI.
• Tori Gilbert leads the Hoos with seven home runs and is the team leader in runs scored with 21.
• Gilbert also leads the team in slugging percentage at .658 with 15 of 23 hits going for extra bases.
• Aly Rayle is the team leader in strikeouts (45) and as limited opponents to a .175 batting average against.
• Rayle has allowed three runs and struck out 17 in 22.1 innings pitched over the last two ACC series and has posted a 2-0 record with a save in her four appearances in that time.
• Mikayla Houge has worked a team-leading 75.0 innings with 22 appearances, a 3.17 ERA and 7-4 record.
THE SERIES WITH BOSTON COLLEGE
• Virginia and Boston College have met 37 times with the Eagles leading the all-time series 21-16.
• The Cavaliers won the series in Charlottesville last season, taking the series 3-1 in a four-game set.
• The teams have split the last four series with UVA winning the 2015 and 2021 meetings.
• Boston College claimed the series victory in the 2017 and 2018 meetings.
LAST TIME OUT VS. THE EAGLES
• Virginia took the series from Boston College in a four-game set in Charlottesville in the 2021 season.
• The Cavaliers won the first two games, taking a pair of shutouts – including a run-rule win in game two.
• Virginia fell 3-1 in the third game of the series before rallying to take the finale 2-1 in 12 innings on Sunday.
• Arizona Ritchie drove in the game-winning run, scoring Leah Boggs in the 12th to secure the win.
• The series win was the first ACC series win at Palmer Park for the Cavaliers.
ON DECK FOR THE CAVALIERS
• UVA returns home next week to kick off an extended home stand against Longwood on Tuesday (March 29).
• The game against Longwood will be the first of eight consecutive home games for the Cavaliers.
• Virginia will then host No. 2 Florida State in a three-game series over the next weekend at Palmer Park.
• Saturday against the Seminoles will be the program’s Strike Out Cancer game with a 1 p.m. first pitch.