March 22, 1998
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The University of Virginia softball gathered two wins at the Ringor/Winthrop Invitational in convincing fashion. After opening play in the tournament with a 2-0 shutout of Wichita State, Virginia defeated UNC-Wilmington 13-1, before dropping Dayton by a score of 6-1. The Cavaliers have outscored their opponents 21-2 in the tournament thus far.
Chrisy Quinn started on the mound for Virginia against UNC-Wilmington and recorded eight strikeouts to go along with her one-hit performance. The Cavalier offense posted 11 hits on the afternoon led by Beth Crimi (3-4, 2 runs) and Meaghan Young (2-3, 5 RBI, triple). Amy Peay (1-2, 2 RBI, 2 runs) and Quinn (1-2, 2 RBI, 2 runs) came up big for UVa as did Lori Reese (1-3, RBI, run), Stacy Holmes (1-3, RBI, run), Mariruth Graham (1-2 run) and Corinne Good (1-3, 2 RBI) who each added hits in the win.
Stacey Zagol took the mound against Dayton, recording 12 strikeouts while scattering four hits in her outing. The Cavaliers kept the bats moving in their nightcap, collecting 10 hits on the evening led by Karen Breshears (2-4, 3 RBI, double, run) and Graham (2-3, RBI). Reese (1-3, RBI) and Crimi (2-4, RBI, run) helped provide insurance for Virginia. Kelly McCabe (1-3), Holmes (1-4, run) and Young (1-4) added hits in the victory.
The wins improve Virginia's record to (16-14) overall. The Cavaliers are scheduled to play Princeton (TBA) to round out Virginia's field in the tournament. UVa will then travel to Lynchburg, Va. to face the Liberty Flames in a doubleheader on Tuesday, (Mar. 24). The first game is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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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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