April 26, 1997

East Carolina Tops Virginia to Claim Cavalier Classic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - East Carolina defeated Virginia 3-2 in the day's final game to complete an undefeated afternoon and win the title at the 1997 Cavalier Classic, held today at The Park on the North Grounds of the the University of Virginia. East Carolina also defeated UNC-Greensboro, 5-1, and Liberty, 8-0, to round out their 3-0 Classic mark.

Jami Bendle allowed just eight Cavalier hits as she picked up the complete game victory for ECU. Rhonda Rost and Dana Hulings each drove in a run each in the Pirates two-run fifth inning to give ECU a 3-1 lead. Virginia closed the gap to one in their half of the fifth when Stacy Holmes drove home Amy Peay with an RBI single. But Bendle stranded two Cavalier runners in the sixth to secure the win and the title for East Carolina.

In the morning opener for Virginia, Christina Quinn allowed just five hits, but an unearned run in the sixth inning allowed UNC-Greensboro to pick up the 1-0 win. Judy Baker singled to rightfield and Cavalier rightfielder Julie Amaon dove unsuccessfully for the ball, allowing it to run all the way to the wall. Lara Long scored from first on the play to provide the winning margin. The loss was the first of the season at home for Virginia

But Virginia rebounded in the next game against Liberty. With no score in the fifth inning, Beth Crimi doubled with one out and came in to score on Corinne Good's RBI single to center. Good (1x2, RBI, R) advanced to second and then third base on the throw to the plate and the subsequent argument with the umpire. Her smart base running paid dividends one batter later when she scored on an error by Liberty SS Amy Allen. Kristi Fox (4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) and Stacey Zagol (3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) combined on the five-hit shutout. Zagol picked up the win in relief for Virginia.

In some of the day's other action, Denise Reagan shutout Liberty, 8-0, in ECU's opener. Dana Hulings went 3-for-3 (2 2B, 3 RBI) For the Pirates. For Liberty, Elizabeth Cooke went 1-for-2 with a triple...Christi Davis picked up the win as ECU dumped UNC-Greensboro 5-1. Hulings again was the offensive star for the Pirates as she went 1-for-2 with a RBI and a run scored. Judy Baker went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for the Spartans ... UNC-Greensboro's Christine Hornak threw a one-hit shutout in a 7-0 win over Liberty. Lara Long went 2-for-4 (2 2B) with three RBI in the win.

1997 Cavalier Classic Scores and Records
East Carolina       8       UNC-Greensboro  1   
Liberty             0       Virginia        0
East Carolina       5       Liberty         0
UNC-Greensboro      1       Virginia        2
UNC-Greensboro      7       East Carolina   3
Liberty             0       Virginia        2
CC Standings            W   L
East Carolina (47-21)   3   0
UNC-Greensboro (36-23)  2   1
Virginia (16-16)        1   2
Liberty (34-22)         0   3

Note: Virginia and East Carolina will play a doubleheader tomorrow at the Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

vs. UNC-Greensboro at Charlottesville, Va.

Scoring by Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ----------------------------------------------------- UNC-Greensboro 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 Virginia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 ----------------------------------------------------- UNC-Greensboro Pos AB R H BI BB SO PO A Virginia Pos AB R H BI BB SO PO A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Marsh 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 *Amy Peay 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 *Gabalda cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 *Stacy Holmes 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 *Long 2b 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 *Lori Reese ss 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 *Quilla c 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 Rashida Williams pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Baker ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 *Corinne Good cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 *Workman lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 *Christina Quinn p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 *Hornack p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 *Julie Amaon rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 *Gaudio rf 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 Cory Bolkan pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Bryant 3b 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 *Cristy Chiappe 1b 3 0 1 0 0 1 8 1 *Tish Tablan lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 *Mariruth Graham def 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 *Beth Crimi dp 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 UNC-Greensboro 25 1 5 0 3 4 21 5 Virginia 27 0 6 0 1 5 21 8 E: Virginia 1 -- Julie Amaon 1; UNC-Greensboro 0 Left on Base: Virginia 7; UNC-Greensboro 7 2B: Virginia 1 -- Beth Crimi 1; UNC-Greensboro 0 SB: Virginia 0; UNC-Greensboro 2 -- Gaudio 1, Bryant 1 SH: Virginia 0; UNC-Greensboro 1 -- Marsh 1 UNC-Greensboro IP H R ER BB SO Virginia IP H R ER BB SO ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Hornack W 7.0 6 0 0 1 5 *Christina Quinn L 7.0 5 1 0 3 4 UNC-Greensboro 7.0 6 0 0 1 5 Virginia 7.0 5 1 0 3 4

vs. Liberty at Charlottesville, Va

Scoring by Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ------------------------------------------------- Liberty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 Virginia 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 ------------------------------------------------- Liberty Pos AB R H BI BB SO PO A Virginia Pos AB R H BI BB SO PO A --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Radulovich cf 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 *Amy Peay 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 *Hanna dp 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 *Stacy Holmes 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 *Keith 2b 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 *Lori Reese ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 *Tanski c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rashida Williams ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Schnelle 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 *Beth Crimi c 3 1 2 0 0 0 10 0 *Cook rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Cory Bolkan pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Phillips p 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 *Mariruth Graham dp 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Farmer pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Corinne Good cf 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 *Allen ss 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 *Julie Amaon rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Carp ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 *Cristy Chiappe 1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 *Miller lf 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 0 *Christina Quinn lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Rutig defo 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 Kristi Fox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Stacey Zagol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Liberty 25 0 5 0 3 9 18 10 Virginia 23 2 3 1 0 0 21 6 E: Virginia 0; Liberty 1 -- Allen 1 Passed Balls: Virginia 1 -- Beth Crimi 1; Liberty 0 Left on Base: Virginia 3; Liberty 8 2B: Virginia 2 -- Beth Crimi 2; Liberty 1 -- Keith 1 3B: Virginia 0; Liberty 1 -- Radulovich 1 SH: Virginia 0; Liberty 1 -- Phillips 1 Liberty IP H R ER BB SO Virginia IP H R ER BB SO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Phillips L 6.0 3 2 1 0 0 *Kristi Fox 4.0 2 0 0 2 5 Stacey Zagol W 3.0 3 0 0 1 4 Liberty 6.0 3 2 1 0 0 Virginia 7.0 5 0 0 3 9 WP: Virginia 1 -- Kristi Fox 1; Liberty 0University of Virginia

vs. East Carolina at Charlottesville, Va.

Scoring by Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E ----------------------------------------------------- East Carolina 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 9 3 Virginia 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 0 ----------------------------------------------------- East Carolina Pos AB R H BI BB SO PO A Virginia Pos AB R H BI BB SO PO A --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Oxendine rf 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 *Amy Peay 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 6 *Hooks cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *Stacy Holmes 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 5 *Polonius 2b 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 *Lori Reese ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 *Rost 3b 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 5 *Beth Crimi c 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 *Hulings c 3 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 Rashida Williams pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Strickland ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 *Mariruth Graham dp/c 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 *Conrad lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Cory Bolkan pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Davis 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 *Corinne Good cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Mountcastle pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Julie Amaon rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 *Andrews dp 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Cristy Chiappe 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 12 1 *Bendle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Tish Tablan lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 *Stacey Zagol p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Christina Quinn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 East Carolina 29 3 9 3 2 1 21 10 Virginia 28 2 8 1 1 2 21 13 E: Virginia 0; East Carolina 3 -- Rost 3 Left on Base: Virginia 8; East Carolina 9 2B: Virginia 2 -- Lori Reese 1, Mariruth Graham 1; East Carolina 1 -- Polonius 1 3B: Virginia 0; East Carolina 2 -- Oxendine 1, Rost 1 SB: Virginia 0; East Carolina 2 -- Oxendine 1, Hulings 1 SH: Virginia 2 -- Corinne Good 1, Tish Tablan 1; East Carolina 1 -- Andrews 1 HBP: Virginia 0; East Carolina 1 -- Conrad 1 East Carolina IP H R ER BB SO Virginia IP H R ER BB SO ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ *Bendle W 7.0 8 2 1 1 2 *Stacey Zagol L 6.0 8 3 3 2 1 Christina Quinn 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 East Carolina 7.0 8 2 1 1 2 Virginia 7.0 9 3 3 2 1 WP: Virginia 0; East Carolina 1 -- Bendle 1 HBP (by): Virginia 1 -- Stacey Zagol 1; East Carolina 0