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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.


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Cavaliers face stiff competition at Palm Springs Tournament

The Virginia softball team opened play in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Ca. Thursday night by splitting games against No. 22 Washington and San Diego State. Up next for the Cavaliers is a Friday night game against No. 9 Oregon followed by Saturday matchups against Colorado State and No. 20 Stanford.


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Mixed weekend ends on high note

The Virginia softball team competed in the Purple and Gold Challenge this weekend in Baton Rouge, La., winning its first and last games but dropping three in between. The Cavaliers (4-4, 0-0 ACC) opened Friday afternoon against the Memphis Tigers (2-8, 0-0 C-USA). Senior Melanie Mitchell threw a complete game shutout, leading the team to a 2-0 win.


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Softball team splits series against Radford; confronts Maryland

The Virginia softball team found itself on both the winning and losing side of two lopsided games during Wednesday's doubleheader against Radford. The Cavaliers (20-18, 5-7 ACC) seemed to do everything right in the first game, coming away with a 7-1 victory, but both the defense and offense fell apart in game two as Virginia was put away in five innings.


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Squad looks to stop seven-game skid

The Virginia softball team battles Boston College this weekend, hoping to recapture its early-season magic and halt a seven-game losing streak. The Cavaliers (16-12, 3-3 ACC) fell from atop the ACC standings to fourth after being swept by No.