April 17, 2014
|Virginia vs. Notre Dame|
|Date/Time||April 18-19, 2014 | Fri. 4 p.m. | Sat. Noon|
|Location||Charlottesville, Va. | The Park|
|Gametracker||Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3|
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia softball team closes out its home ACC schedule this weekend (April 18-19) against No. 22 Notre Dame at The Park. Friday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start, while Saturday’s first pitch is slated for noon.
There will be a special ceremony before Saturday’s game to honor the Cavaliers’ three seniors, Marcy Bowdren (Fairfax Station, Va.), Stephanie Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Karli Johnson (Lovettsville, Va.).
Admission to all Virginia softball home games is free to the public. Live statistics for all three games will available at VirginiaSports.com. Saturday is also a CavMan’s Crew day at The Park where there will be face painting and balloon artists for youth in attendance. After the game, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt.
The Cavaliers (6-35, 1-19 ACC) come into the weekend after being swept by Virginia Tech in a three-game series April 12-13 in Blacksburg, Va. Last time at The Park, Virginia swept Delaware State, 8-0 and 2-0, on April 9. Sophomore Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) pitched the first two shutouts of her career and freshman Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) hit two home runs against the Hornets.
Notre Dame comes to Charlottesville with a 26-9 record (6-4 ACC) after splitting a pair of games with No. 9 Florida State in Notre Dame, Ind., on April 13. The Fighting Irish are led by Karley Wester, who is hitting .440, while Laura Winter is 16-4 with a 2.29 ERA.
Up next, the Cavaliers conclude their 2014 home schedule with James Madison in a doubleheader on April 22 at 5 p.m. and Liberty in a twin bill on April 23 at 4 p.m.
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.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.
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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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