Hokies take on Louisville at TSP this weekend

Game Notes

BLACKSBURG – After winning their midweek game against Longwood on Tuesday, the Virginia Tech softball team will host Louisville for a three-game set beginning with a 4 p.m. doubleheader on Friday at Tech Softball Park.

Fans can listen to Friday’s doubleheader live on HokieSports.com as Billy Parvatam will call the action. Saturday’s game with a 12 p.m. first pitch will be streamed on WatchESPN via ACC Network EXTRA. With events going on in Blacksburg all weekend, fans are encouraged to enter campus at the Rt. 460 bypass and Southgate Drive intersection. Poor weather in the forecast on Saturday caused the doubleheader to be switched to Friday at 4 p.m.

The Hokies (16-24, 5-13 ACC) topped the Lancers, 5-2, on Tuesday evening as freshman Carrie Eberle struck out five in a complete game effort. She received a lift early thanks to two two-run home runs in the first inning from sophomore Lauren Duff and junior Aysha Richardson. The win snapped a six-game losing skid.

Louisville (22-13, 6-4 ACC) enters the weekend in fifth in the ACC standings while Tech sits in eighth. The top eight teams in the conference move on the ACC Tournament. The Hokies lead the all-time series, 6-3, and are 3-0 against the Cardinals at Tech Softball Park. Last season, the Cardinals took two out of three from the Hokies in Louisville.

• With injuries impacting the Virginia Tech lineup, freshman pitcher Carrie Eberle has been asked to hit and is stepping up to the challenge.
• In 21 career plate appearances, she has gotten on base 11 times (seven walks, four base hits).
• Eberle is currently hitting .286 (4-for-14) with two RBI, three runs scored and a .524 on-base percentage.

• More than half way through the season, the Virginia Tech continues to have one of the top offenses in the ACC and in the country.

3. UNCG - 1.24
Ohio State - 1.24
UNCG - 1.24
6. East Carolina - 1.21
7. Virginia Tech - 1.15

4. East Carolina - 52
5. UNCG - 47
6. Virginia Tech - 46
7. North Carolina - 45
8. Florida State - 44

17. Illinois - .497
18. Florida - .496
Virginia Tech - .496
20. Florida - .495
21. San Diego State - .491

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