CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team (13-5) kicks off a five-game road swing on Tuesday (March 5) when the Cavaliers travel to take on Longwood (6-11) in a 2 p.m. contest.


Tuesday’s game will be streamed on ESPN+ which is available at and on the ESPN app. Live stats are also available and links to both the stream and live stats are at Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official account (@UVASoftball) on X.


  • Virginia is coming off a series win over Boston College that featured an 8-2 win on Saturday and a 1-0 victory on Sunday.
  • The Cavaliers have won nine of the last 10 games heading into the contest at Longwood on Tuesday.
  • Eden Bigham struck out 14 across 14.0 innings of work and two complete games this past weekend, including a 1-0 shutout of Boston College on Sunday to clinch the series.
  • Bella Cabral holds a five-game hit streak entering the week after hitting safely in all four games last week and in the finale of the Rawlings Classic the weekend prior.
  • Kelly Ayer leads the Cavaliers with five multiple-hit games this season, while Jade Hylton has been prolific with four multiple-RBI games – including a five RBI game against Lehigh – to pace the Cavaliers
  • Eden Bigham continues to be one of the best in the nation when it comes to efficiency, ranking sixth nationally in strikeouts per 7.0 at 11.1 per seven innings pitched. She is 12th nationally in total strikeouts (69).
  • Madison Harris continues to lead the ACC in ERA (0.35) and ranks seventh nationally.


  • Virginia and Longwood have faced off 40 times with Longwood leading the series 22-18.
  • The Cavaliers have won two straight in the series after taking both meetings last season.
  • Virginia won the first game 5-1 in Charlottesville before taking a 3-0 victory to close the regular season at Longwood.


  • Virginia jumps back into ACC play this weekend with a road series at North Carolina.
  • The series begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and will continue with a 1 p.m. game on Saturday and conclude with a noon game on Sunday.