Set to Face No. 6 at Louisville Slugger Classic

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The 4-2 BYU women’s softball team heads to Las Vegas on Thursday for a set of five games at the Louisville Slugger Classic.

The Cougars will face Virginia on Thursday at 5 p.m. The meeting will be the first between the two team since February of 2008 when the Cougars defeated the Cavaliers 5-1 in Knoxville, Tenn. Virginia is 3-1 on the season after splitting a two-game series with East Carolina and sweeping Middle Tennessee to begin the season.

On Friday BYU will face No. 6 Michigan at 9 a.m. The game marks the third time the Cougars have faced a ranked opponent this season. The Cougars fell against No. 7 Washington and No. 11 Tennessee at the Red Desert Classic. Michigan is 4-1 on the season, dropping a game to No. 24 Massachusetts in a 1-0 loss.

After the 9 a.m. game, BYU will take on Louisville in the second half of the doubleheader. Louisville enters the Classic with a perfect 5-0 record. They defeated No. 18 North Carolina in a 1-0 shutout victory.

The Cougars will conclude their road trip with a Saturday morning twinbill. BYU will take on Southern Miss at 9 a.m. before finishing the Louisville Slugger Classic against UC Davis at 11:15 a.m.

Southern Miss is 2-2 on the season, splitting a two-game series against Arkansas, defeating Central Arkansas and falling to Stamford. UC Davis is 3-1 after losing to Illinois.

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