April 18, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (17-29) cracked five home runs, tying a single-game school record, in a 7-6 win over Georgetown (11-28) at The Park. The Cavaliers have now won a season-high, three-straight games.
The Cavalier offense got going early and often, blasting four home runs in the first three innings. Junior Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) hit two home runs including a crucial solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Cavaliers a two-run cushion. The Hoyas ended up pulling within a run in the top of the seventh before Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) induced the game-ending groundout with the tying run on second base.
The multi-home run game for Ingraham was the second of her career. Her sixth inning solo shot was her team-leading, eighth home run of the season. She moves into sole possession of eighth place on the Virginia career home run list with 22.
Right behind her on the list is Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who got Virginia on the scoreboard in the top of the first with her seventh home run of the year. She finished the day going 2-for-4 and now has 21 career home runs, the ninth most is school history.
Virginia built a 3-0 advantage on a two-run homer by Olivia Gott (Weston, Fla.) in the bottom of the second. After Georgetown plated two unearned runs in the top half of the third, Ingraham and Lacy Smith (Lancaster, Pa.) responded with home runs of their own and put the Cavaliers up 6-2.
Georgetown took advantage of three walks and three wild pitches in a three-run top of the sixth. Osherow re-entered the circle and recorded all three outs in the frame to end the Hoya threat. She was credited with seven innings pitched and retired all 21 batters in the game. The right-hander scattered five hits and struck out four Hoyas to earn her 11th win of the season.
ACC play will resume this Saturday (April 22) when the Cavaliers visit Notre Dame for a three-game series in South Bend. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. and a single game on Sunday at noon.
-Virginia is 2-1 against Georgetown all-time, all three games have been played in Charlottesville.
-This marks the second time the Cavaliers have hit five home runs in a game this season (Elon-2/19).
-The five Virginia home runs were the most ever hit in a single game at home.
-Virginia is seeking its fourth-straight win this weekend, a feat that hasn’t occurred since the 2012 season.
Davenport Field Ready for UnveilingBaseball2/20/18No. 15 Virginia hosts VMI at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field, which has been expanded and upgraded since the end of last season.Prime Opportunity Eludes CavaliersWomen's Basketball2/18/18Virginia, which lost Sunday to ACC rival Miami at John Paul Jones Arena, has two regular-season games remaining, both on the road.Jackson Comfortable in Leading RoleWomen's Lacrosse2/16/18As a sophomore last season, Maggie Jackson led the Cavaliers in points, ground balls and draw controls and tied for the lead in assists.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Saturday Schedule at UNCG Revised
Softball | 2/19/2018
Virginia will now face Appalachian State at noon prior to taking on UNCG at 5 p.m. on Saturday in...
Allison Davis Drives 6-0 Victory with Grand Slam
Softball | 2/18/2018
Virginia scores six runs in the second inning as Davis and Smith homer to down Eastern Michigan.
Smith Leads Virginia to Saturday Split
Softball | 2/17/2018
Junior Lacy Smith recorded a career-high seven strikeouts to carry Virginia to split in Saturday ...
Cavaliers Drop Two at Madeira Beach
Softball | 2/16/2018
The Cavaliers fell 4-0 to Ohio before suffering a 4-3 walk-off defeat against Lipscomb in Friday ...
Virginia Faces Five Games at Madeira Beach Invitational
Softball | 2/15/2018
Cavaliers continue season-opening road swing with trip to Florida in week two.
Smith Sparks Rout of Southern
Softball | 2/10/2018
Junior Lacy Smith turns in career-high five RBI, ignites run-rule victory with three-run blast.
Virginia Splits Games at Cowgirl Classic
Softball | 02/09/2018
Cavaliers knock off Houston Baptist 3-1 before upset bid falls short against No. 20 Tulsa.
Softball Drops Doubleheader at McNeese
Softball | 02/09/2018
Virginia suffers a pair of setbacks, including a 4-3 walk-off defeat on opening day.
- Online Stores