March 10, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After dropping the first game of the day 4-0 to Boston College (13-11, 1-1 ACC), Virginia (10-12, 2-3 ACC) came from behind to prevail, 5-4 in the nightcap. The split forces a rubber match Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
UVA Top Performers
Madison Labshere; 2-for-2 (Game 1)
Katie Park: 2-for-3, double, run (Game 2)
Allison Davis: 2-for-3, double, run (Game 2)
Danni Ingraham: 2-for-4, run, RBI (Game 2)
Boston College pitcher Jessica Dreswick didn't need much from her offense after tossing a complete-game shutout. The right-hander struck out five batters, walked one and surrendered only three hits to the Cavaliers. She retired 12 of the final 13 batters of the game to earn her ninth win of the season.
The majority of the game's scoring came in the top of the third inning when the Eagles plated three of its four runs. With runners on second and third and two outs, Jordan Chimento legged out an infield hit to shortstop that allowed Madison Paulson to score. The next batter, Tatiana Cortez cleared the bases with her first triple of the season to make the score 3-0.
Boston College's Annie Murphy had three of the Eagles 10 hits in the first game. Cortez finished the game 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
On the defensive side, center fielder Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) recorded her team-best, fifth outfield assist when she started the relay throw that cut down an Eagle baserunner at home in the top of the sixth inning.
Senior Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) had two of the Cavaliers three hits in game one including her third double of the season.
The Eagles captured the momentum of the game after escaping a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the third inning. In its ensuing at bat, Boston College collected two hits and scored two runs to open the early 2-0 lead.
The Cavaliers responded an inning later by sending 10 batters to the plate and racking up six hits. A total of five runs came across marking the third time this season Virginia has scored five or more runs in a single inning.
Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) drove in the Cavaliers' first run of the game with an RBI single through the left side that scored Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.). The next batter, Ashlee Davis (Gilbert, Ariz.) brought home two more runs on a single to left field.
Virginia loaded the bases with one out and last weekend's hero, Kaitlin Fitzgerald (Placentia, Calif.), drove a 3-1 pitch up the middle that allowed Ingraham and Ashlee Davis to score. The hit proved to be the difference in the ball game after two Eagle runs pulled Boston College within a run in the top of the seventh.
Osherow, who pitched six innings in game one, tossed the final 3.2 in game two to earn her fifth win of the year. She allowed a pair of unearned runs and just two hits while facing 16 batters.
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.Hazzard Aiming to Uphold Family TraditionTrack & Field, Cross Country12/11/17A freshman from Long Island, New York, Halle Hazzard is the younger sister of Payton Hazzard, who was an All-America sprinter for the Cavaliers.UVA's Campbell Winners Share Special BondFootball12/6/17UVA is the only ACC school with multiple winners of the prestigious Campbell Trophy: Tom Burns in 1993 and Micah Kiser this year.
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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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