CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team (21-16) continues its eight-game homestand on Wednesday night (April 6) when the Cavaliers host James Madison (15-15) in a 6 p.m. contest at Palmer Park.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AND PROMOTIONS FOR WEDNESDAY
Fans can purchase tickets to the game at UVATix.com and fans are encouraged to take advantage of buying tickets online and in advance to receive a discount. It will also be Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night at Palmer Park and members of the UVA Faculty and Staff, and members of the UVA Health System can claim up to four complimentary tickets at https://wahoowa.net/FacultyStaff.
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 Wednesday night’s game are also available. Links to the streaming broadcast and live stats are at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVASoftball).
NOTING THE HOOS
• Virginia is in the middle of an eight-game homestand after opening up the 2022 season with 27-of-33 games played on the road.
• The Hoos got off to an 8-1 start in ACC play, the best start in program history in conference play and won three straight ACC series before the series with No. 2 FSU last weekend.
• Tori Gilbert hit her team-leading 10th home run of the season in the finale against FSU.
• Two players made their first collegiate starts for the Cavaliers in the last outing with sophomore Madi Harris starting in the circle and freshman Reece Holbrook in right field.
• Virginia set a Palmer Park attendance record on Saturday hitting the mark of 1,437.
• Sarah Coon continues to lead the Hoos in batting average with a .291 average and she also leads the team in doubles (10) and walks (17).
• Scoring early has been a predictor of success for UVA this season with the Cavaliers going 17-1 when leading after four innings. The Hoos have scored 91 of 167 runs through the first three innings this season.
• Virginia has been able to hold on to leads as well, going 14-0 when leading after five innings. Virginia has held teams to only 47 runs scored over the final three innings of games this season.
THE SERIES WITH JMU
• Virginia and James Madison have faced each other 49 times with the Dukes leading the series 25-24.
• JMU has won five straight in the series dating back to a split between the teams in the 2017 season.
• In that 2014 road doubleheader, the Cavaliers claimed the second game 5-4 over then No. 14 JMU.
• Last season, the teams met in the Cavalier Classic with the Dukes claiming the February meeting 5-1.
ON DECK FOR THE CAVALIERS
• Virginia will continue to play at home this weekend with a three-game series against No. 13 Duke.
• The Cavaliers will take on the Blue Devils at 6 p.m. Friday, 1 pm. Saturday and noon on Sunday.