March 15, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--The Virginia softball team dropped two games against ACC newcomer Syracuse, 8-0 and 13-1, Saturday afternoon (March 15) at The Park. The Cavaliers fell to 3-20 (1-9 ACC), while the Orange improved 9-14 (2-3 ACC).
In the second game, the Orange stuck for seven in the first inning en route to a five-inning 13-1 win. Mary Dombrowski, Alyssa Dewes and pitcher Sydney O'Hara each had three RBI for Syracuse. O'Hara (7-5) pitched four innings, allowing one run with four strikeouts for the win.
Sophomore Heidi Velk (Murrieta, Calif.) led off the first for the Cavaliers with a long home run to right-center field for Virginia's only run. It was Velk's second home run of the season.
Sophomore Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) allowed four runs in a third of an inning in the loss (3-18). Freshman Lindsay Mayer (Lincoln, R.I.) pitched 4.2 innings of relief, allowing nine runs (eight earned).
In the first game, O'Hara threw a one-hit shutout and added a two-run home run for Syracuse as the Orange went on to win, 8-0, in five innings. O'Hara struck out seven in five innings of work. Mayer had the only hit for the Cavaliers.
Chapdelaine took the loss, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in five innings.
The two teams finish the three-game series Sunday (March 16), with first pitch scheduled for noon.
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.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.
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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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