Softball: UVA earns No. 4 seed in ACC Tournament; faces No. 5 Clemson in first round

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The Virginia softball team earned the fourth overall seed in the ACC Championship and will open play against fifth-seeded Clemson in the quarterfinals on Thursday, it was announced on Sunday.

First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. and the contest will be broadcast on ACC Network. It’s the highest seed for Virginia since the Cavaliers were seeded second at the 2010 ACC Championships.

Virginia (32-17, 15-9 ACC) earned the four seed by virtue of tiebreak after taking the weekend series from the Tigers (33-16, 15-9) back in March. The Cavaliers won 7-of-8 ACC series played this season and set a program record with 15 wins in conference play this season.


Ticket books, which include tickets to all nine games, including the championship game on Saturday, range from $12-25. Daily tickets are also available, with prices ranging from $5-10. Tickets are now available by visiting or by calling the Duke Athletics Ticket Office at 919-681-6767. All tickets will be digital and sent via mobile delivery before the championship starts.


Game 1: No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Boston College, 1 p.m., ACCN
Game 2: No. 7 North Carolina vs. No. 10 Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m., ACCN

Game 3: No. 1 Duke vs. Winner Game 1, 11 a.m., ACCN
Game 4: No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 5 Clemson, 1:30 p.m., ACCN
Game 5: No. 2 Florida State vs. Winner Game 2, 5 p.m., ACCN
Game 6: No. 3 Virginia Tech vs. No. 6 Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m., ACCN

Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 1 p.m., ACCN
Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 3:30 p.m., ACCN

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 1 p.m., ESPN2