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Virginia Gains Fourth Seed In ACC Softball Tournament

April 25, 2000

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Virginia softball team is the fourth seed in the 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Tournament which will be held April 29 through May 1 at Lady Seminole Field at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. The Cavaliers (22-34, 3-3 ACC) will play fifth-seeded Georgia Tech (25-29, 2-6 ACC) in the first game of the five-team, double elimination tournament on Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m.

North Carolina (45-15, 6-2 ACC) is the top seed, while Maryland (26-23, 3-3 ACC) is the second seed. Host Florida State (40-24, 2-2 ACC) is the third seed, followed by Virginia and Georgia Tech.

The winner of the UVa-Georgia Tech game will then play #1 seed North Carolina at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The 3:00 p.m. game on Saturday pits #2 Maryland vs. #3 Florida State.

UVa is the fourth seed for the third consecutive year. As the fourth seed in 1998 and 1999, the Cavaliers advanced to the championship game of the tournament. Virginia played in the championship game of the ACC tournament five times in the eight-year history of the tournament, including the last two years. The 'Hoos won the 1994 ACC Tournament by defeating Florida State 3-0 in the title game.

Prior to departing for the ACC Tournament on Friday, the Cavaliers will play a Southern Atlantic Softball Alliance doubleheader against East Carolina on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. at The Park.

The entire 2000 ACC Softball Tournament schedule follows.

Saturday, April 29

Game 1#4 Virginia vs. #5 Georgia Tech1:00 p.m.
Game 2#2 Maryland vs. #3 Florida State3:00 p.m.
Game 3Game 1 Winner vs. #1 North Carolina5:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 30

Game 4Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser1:00 p.m.
Game 5Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner3:00 p.m.
Game 6Game 4 Winner vs. Game 3 Loser5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 1

Game 7Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner11:00 a.m.
Game 8Game 5 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner1:00 p.m.
Game 9if necessary 3:30 p.m.

(Game 8 is the Championship Game, unless the winner of Game 5 loses Game 8, then Game 9 becomes the Championship Game.)




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