Feb. 20, 2013
|Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic|
|Date||Thur.-Sat., Feb. 21-23, 2013|
|Location||Palm Springs, Calif. | Big League Dreams Park|
|Coverage||Check UVa Schedule for live stats links|
|Additional Information||Twitter | Facebook|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia softball team travels to the West Coast this weekend to compete in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Thursday-Saturday (Feb. 21-23) in Palm Springs, Calif.
The Cavaliers (4-4) will face No. 16 Washington (6-5) and San Diego State (6-4) on Thursday at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., No. 9 Oregon (8-3) on Friday at 11 p.m., and Colorado State (6-4) and No. 20 Stanford (10-2) on Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. All times are Eastern.
UVa went 2-3 last weekend at the Purple and Gold Challenge in Baton Rouge, La. The Cavaliers defeated Memphis and Nicholls State, but fell to LSU twice and North Dakota State.
Sophomore Heidi Velk (Murrieta, Calif.) holds a six-game hitting streak going into the weekend, hitting .292 with four stolen bases. Junior Marcy Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va.) leads the squad with a .300 batting average, while senior pitcher Melanie Mitchell (White Plains, Md.) has a 3-1 record with a 0.47 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 30 innings of work.
The Cavaliers return to action next weekend for a five-game tournament at Winthrop March 1-3 in Rock Hill, S.C.
UVa’s postponed game against George Washington from earlier in the year has been rescheduled for March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Park in Charlotteville.
Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball10/16/17The season starts Nov. 10 for the Cavaliers, whose third annual Pepsi Blue-White scrimmage is Sunday afternoon at JPJ.
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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.
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