April 16, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (16-29, 5-13 ACC) captured its first series win of the season after a 4-2, comeback victory over Georgia Tech (13-30, 6-12 ACC) on Senior Day at The Park. Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The series victory for Virginia is the first in six tries this season. Four of the six ACC series in 2017 have come down to the final game.
In nearly the exact scenario as game two, Virginia found themselves trailing 2-0 after solo home runs by Georgia Tech’s Samantha Pierannunzi and Kelsey Chisholm. This time around, the Cavaliers mounted their comeback earlier than Saturday’s walk-off victory.
Game two hero, Kaitlin Fitzgerald (Placentia, Calif.), cut the Yellow Jacket lead in half with an RBI single to left field that scored Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) to ignite the fifth inning rally. That set the stage for Ingraham, who sent a towering drive over the left field wall, plating three Cavalier runs. The home run was her sixth of the season and gave Virginia a 4-2 advantage.
The home run was part of a five-hit rally that saw 10 batters come to the plate for the Cavaliers. Georgia Tech reliever Jenna Goodrich was able to escape a bases loaded jam to limit the damage to just four runs.
Sophomore Lacy Smith (Lancaster, Pa.) picked up her second win of the season, coming on in relief in the top of the fourth inning. In total, she tossed 2.2 innings of two-hit softball and surrendered just the home run to Chisholm.
Pitching for the third-straight day, Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) earned her first save after 1.2 innings of work. On two different occasions, she came in to record the final out of an inning, once in the bottom of the third and again in the sixth. She induced a seventh inning double play and then a comebacker to the circle for the game’s final out.
Senior Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) went 2-for-3, her seventh multi-hit effort of the season. Classmate Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) put together her second three-hit performance of 2017 and is tied for the team lead with 15 multi-hit games.
Virginia will conclude a five-game home stand on Tuesday when they host Georgetown at the Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
-The all-time series against Georgia Tech is now tied at 42.
-Virginia has recorded seven come-from-behind victories in 2017, three in ACC play.
-Sunday served as the final home ACC game of the season. The Virginia softball program honored its six seniors (Kinza Baad, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Iyana Hughes, Madison Labshere, McKall Miller and Katie Park) with a postgame ceremony.
'Hoos Head Into Postseason on High NoteWomen's Lacrosse4/22/17In its regular-season finale, Virginia clinched the No. 3 seed in the ACC tournament with a 6-5 win over Virginia Tech at Klöckner Stadium.Coleman Making Most of OpportunityFootball4/21/17Lester Coleman, who'll be a redshirt junior in the fall, has emerged as a strong candidate to succeed Nicholas Conte as Virginia's punter.Johanson Ascending Quickly for CavaliersWomen's Tennis4/19/17A freshman from the Canadian province of British Columbia, Rosie Johanson plays No. 1 singles for the Virginia women's tennis team.
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.
Softball Sweeps Doubleheader to Clinch Series
Softball | 4/22/2017
Virginia clinched its second-straight ACC series and are now winners of five-consecutive games...
Softball Continues ACC Play at Notre Dame
Softball | 4/21/2017
Virginia will play the first of two remaining Atlantic Coast Conference series this weekend when ...
Virginia Outslugs Georgetown for Third-Straight Win
Softball | 4/18/2017
Virginia cracked five home runs, tying a single-game school record, in a 7-6 win over Georgetown.
Softball Concludes Home Stand Tuesday Night
Softball | 4/17/2017
Virginia will wrap up a five-game home stand on Tuesday night when it hosts Georgetown at The Park.
Softball Takes Series in Comeback Fashion
Softball | 4/16/2017
Virginia captured its first series win of the season after a 4-2 comeback victory over Georgia...
Softball Evens Series with Walk-Off Thriller
Softball | 4/15/2017
Virginia rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 3-2 win over Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech Outlasts Softball in Game One
Softball | 04/14/2017
Georgia Tech used a seven-run fourth inning to help capture a 10-5, series-opening win over Virginia
Jeff White: Davis Thriving Under New Staff
Softball | 04/13/2017
The leading hitter for Virginia, which hosts ACC rival Georgia Tech this weekend, is junior...
- Online Stores