March 12, 2014
ATLANTA, Ga.—Freshman Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) hit two home runs, but the Virginia softball team dropped a pair of games at Georgia Tech, 10-2 (six innings) and 3-2 (eight innings), Wednesday (March 12) at Mewborn Field. With the losses, the Cavaliers fell to 3-18 (1-7 ACC), while the Yellow Jackets improved to 15-6 (4-4 ACC).
In the second game, Labshere led off the fourth inning with a deep home run to left-center field to give the Cavaliers a 1-0 lead. After GT responded with a run, junior Heidi Velk (Murrieta, Calif.) doubled to right-center field to score freshman Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.), who had singled and stole second, and reclaim the lead for Virginia, 2-1, in the fifth.
The Yellow Jackets scored one in the sixth to force extra innings and scored in the eighth when Hayley Downs scored on a bases-loaded single by Katie Johnsky.
Sophomore pitcher Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) allowed three runs in seven innings with four strikeouts, but took the loss to fall to 3-16 on the season.
Georgia Tech’s Kanani Cabrales (5-3) struck out seven in eight innings of work with two runs to earn the win.
In the first game, Georgia Tech scored 10 runs on eight hits, while taking advantage of three Cavalier errors on the way to a 10-2 win. The Yellow Jackets finished the game on a grand slam by Colleen Darragh in the sixth inning with no outs, her second home run of the game.
The Cavaliers scored both of their runs in the fourth on back-to-back home runs by junior Velk and Labshere. It was Velk’s first home run of her collegiate career, while it was Labshere’s third of the season.
Chapdelaine allowed three runs in three innings of work in the loss, while freshman Lindsay Mayer (Lincoln, R.I.) gave up seven runs (four earned) in two innings of relief.
Kylie Kleinschmidt (10-3) picked up the win for Georgia Tech, allowing two runs in six innings with seven strikeouts.
The Cavaliers return home to begin a nine-game home stand this weekend (March 15-16) when they host ACC newcomer Syracuse. Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start and Sunday’s single game is slated for a noon start.
No. 1 Cavaliers Reach Another MilestoneMen's Basketball2/22/18Top-ranked Virginia clinched the No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament Tuesday night with a hard-earned victory over Georgia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena.New Era Begins for Davenport FieldBaseball2/21/18The expanded Davenport Field was unveiled Tuesday, and a crowd of 3,709, the largest ever for a UVA home opener, turned out for the game.Davenport Field Ready for UnveilingBaseball2/20/18No. 15 Virginia hosts VMI at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Davenport Field, which has been expanded and upgraded since the end of last season.
Director of News Content
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.
Cavaliers Close Road Swing at UNCG Invitational
Softball | 2/22/2018
Virginia softball caps a 15-game road swing with five games at the UNCG Invitational.
Saturday Schedule at UNCG Revised
Softball | 2/19/2018
Virginia will now face Appalachian State at noon prior to taking on UNCG at 5 p.m. on Saturday in...
Allison Davis Drives 6-0 Victory with Grand Slam
Softball | 2/18/2018
Virginia scores six runs in the second inning as Davis and Smith homer to down Eastern Michigan.
Smith Leads Virginia to Saturday Split
Softball | 2/17/2018
Junior Lacy Smith recorded a career-high seven strikeouts to carry Virginia to split in Saturday ...
Cavaliers Drop Two at Madeira Beach
Softball | 2/16/2018
The Cavaliers fell 4-0 to Ohio before suffering a 4-3 walk-off defeat against Lipscomb in Friday ...
Virginia Faces Five Games at Madeira Beach Invitational
Softball | 2/15/2018
Cavaliers continue season-opening road swing with trip to Florida in week two.
Smith Sparks Rout of Southern
Softball | 02/10/2018
Junior Lacy Smith turns in career-high five RBI, ignites run-rule victory with three-run blast.
Virginia Splits Games at Cowgirl Classic
Softball | 02/09/2018
Cavaliers knock off Houston Baptist 3-1 before upset bid falls short against No. 20 Tulsa.
- Online Stores