March 22, 2013
|Virginia vs. Maryland|
|Date/Time||March 23-24 | 1 and 3 p.m. Sat | 1 p.m. Sun|
|Location||College Park, Md. | Robert E. Taylor Stadium|
|Gametracker||Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia softball team travels to College Park, Md., this weekend for an Atlantic Coast Conference three-game series at Maryland Saturday and Sunday (March 23-24). Saturday’s doubleheader and Sunday’s single game are both slated for 1 p.m. starts.
The Cavaliers (12-12, 1-2 ACC) come into the series having won three consecutive games and two straight extra inning contests. In its last outing, UVa defeated George Washington, 2-1 in 10 innings, Wednesday night at The Park in Charlottesville. Sophomore Megan Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) singled with the based loaded to bring home senior Taylor Williams (Woodbridge, Va.) and secure the Cavalier victory.
Junior Marcy Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va.) is riding an 11-game hitting streak and leads the team with a .357 batting average and three home runs, while Harris and junior Karli Johnson (Lovettsville, Va.) also have three home runs.
Senior pitcher Melanie Mitchell (White Plains, Md.) is 9-7 with a 2.17 ERA and 144 strikeouts. She has 72 wins, which is tied for second and just two shy of Lisa Palmer’s record (74). Mitchell will break the UVa career complete games record with her next start-to-finish outing. She is also closing in on 1,000 career strikeouts (975 currently).
Maryland comes into its 2013 ACC opening weekend with a record of 11-16. Nikki Maier leads the Terps with a .310 batting average and six home runs. Kaitlyn Schmelser (5-7, 3.80 ERA) and Maddie Martin (4-7, 3.84) share the majority of the pitching load for Maryland.
Up next, the Cavaliers host Boston College in an ACC series March 29-30 at The Park. Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, while Saturday’s single game is set for noon.
Spring Football NotebookFootball4/20/18As part of the inaugural Wahoowa Weekend, spring football concludes for the Cavaliers with an open practice April 28 at Scott Stadium.Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.
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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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