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Softball hits off season against Eastern Michigan

Virginia softball kicks off its season this weekend at the USC Upstate Tournament in Spartanburg, S.C. The 2014 edition of Cavalier softball looks and feels much different than the team which took to the diamond last year, and five games spread throughout the three-day tournament will go a long way in determining the team’s identity.


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Blake Miller named Virginia softball coach

Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage announced Tuesday that Oregon assistant Blake Miller has been named the Cavaliers’ new head softball coach. Former coach Eileen Schmidt had resigned May 13 after six seasons at the University.


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Softball takes doubleheader from Liberty

The Virginia softball team bounced back from a rough weekend by sweeping Liberty in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon. The 7-3 and 7-6 wins give the team some momentum heading into their final regular season series against Virginia Tech.


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Softball: Seminoles sweep Cavaliers

The Virginia softball team battled conference foe Florida State this weekend in Tallahassee, dropping all three contests by scores of 3-2, 10-2, and 2-0. In the first half of the Sunday doubleheader, the Cavaliers (18-22, 3-12 ACC) fell by one run in eight innings.


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Softball swept by North Carolina

The Virginia softball team dropped all three games against North Carolina this weekend in Chapel Hill, losing 5-1 and 2-1 in a doubleheader Saturday and again 2-1 Sunday.


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Virginia takes double-header from George Mason

In a Wednesday evening doubleheader in Fairfax, Va., the Virginia softball team hammered George Mason 8-0 and 15-3, each in five innings. At the plate, the Cavaliers tallied 19 hits and had a team batting average of .388. On the mound, senior pitcher Melanie Mitchell broke the Virginia all-time record for career wins with 75.


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Softball hosts Boston College looking to end skid

The Virginia softball team takes on Boston College this weekend hoping to bounce back from last week’s sweep at the hands of Maryland. Heading into the series, the team has had a rare full week off to practice at home while also getting lucky to receive seemingly the first stretch of good weather this season.


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Terrapins sweep Virginia

The Virginia softball team dropped three close battles against Maryland this weekend by scores of 6-5, 9-6, and 6-5. In each game, the Cavaliers put up strong showings on offense but simply could not contain the Terrapins’ explosive bats.


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Cavalier softball wins third straight

The Virginia softball team defeated George Washington 2-1 in ten innings on Wednesday evening, outlasting the visiting Colonials. It was the third win in a row for the Cavaliers, a streak they hope to continue this weekend at Maryland.


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Softball hosts red-hot George Washington

The Virginia softball team hosts George Washington in a midweek matchup Wednesday evening, hoping to push its winning percentage back up to .500 on the year. The game was originally scheduled for Feb. 9, but was postponed due to freezing temperatures.


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Virginia softball heads south

The Virginia softball team travels to South Carolina this weekend to compete in the Winthrop University Combat Invitational for its final early-season tournament before starting home play.