Feb. 8, 2014
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Virginia softball team fell at USC Upstate, 6-1, Saturday (Feb. 8) on the second day of the Upstate Classic at Cyrill Stadium. The Cavaliers fell to 1-2 on the season, while the Spartans improved to 3-0.
The Spartans scored five runs in the first two innings against UVa sophomore pitcher Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), including a two-run home run in the first by Shellie Robinson, who finished 3-for-3 with four RBI.
Chapdelaine (1-2) settled down after the first two innings, giving up just one hit in the next to innings to finish with six hits allowed in four innings of work. Mayer allowed one run in two innings of relief.
Lexi Shubert (1-0) allowed just one unearned run in seven innings with nine strikeouts for the win for Upstate.
The Upstate Classic concludes Sunday (Feb. 9) as the Cavaliers will face off against Youngstown State at 2:30 p.m. before playing USC Upstate again at 4:30 p.m. The game against Upstate will be streamed live for free on ASun.TV.
Diakite's Impact Growing for CavaliersMen's Basketball12/15/17Redshirt sophomore Mamadi Diakite has been a positive presence around the basket for No. 16 Virginia, which hosts Davidson on Saturday afternoon at JPJ.Welsh Connection Adds to Bowl StorylinesFootball12/14/17Virginia (6-6) meets Navy (6-6) in the Military Bowl, Dec. 28 in Annapolis, Md. George Welsh is a former head coach of each team.Cooper Thriving Under New StaffSwimming & Diving12/12/17A senior from Atlanta and one of the team's captains, Caitlin Cooper set the UVA women's record in the 50-yard freestyle early this month in Athens, Georgia.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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