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Virginia Sweeps Boston College; Sets School Records

While three Virginia programs picked up ACC titles this weekend, what may have gone unnoticed was the Virginia softball team, who continues to make its mark in school record books.  This weekend, the Cavaliers earned a sweep over Boston College, going into nine innings in the third game to complete the sweep. With the win, Virginia is now 32-18 (12-5 ACC), the most number of conference wins any Cavalier softball squad has ever recorded.

In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, Virginia used a school record five home runs in one game to defeat the Eagles 13-1 in just five innings.

The second game was equally record-setting, as the Cavaliers relied on the offensive star power of Sarah Tacke to edge the Eagles 6-4.  Tacke put together a school-record three home runs in the game.  The previous record of two homers had been done 11 times, including last season.

Freshman pitcher Melanie Mitchell earned her 23rd, 24th, and 25th wins of the season this weekend, as she pitched in all 21 innings of the weekend, totaling 22 strikeouts.  This is the most number of wins in a season since 1994, when Michelle Collins went for 25 as well.  The school record is 27, set in 1988.

Virginia will conclude the regular season next weekend at home against No. 20 Florida State.