May 13, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Fourth-year catcher Jenn Wynn (Herndon, Va./Herndon) hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to lift the third-seeded University of Virginia softball team to a 2-1 victory over seventh-seeded Virginia Tech Friday (May 13) in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, which is being held at the Terrapin Softball Complex. With the victory, UVa advances in the winners bracket to face top-seeded Georgia Tech on Saturday (May 14) at noon. The Cavaliers improve to 31-30 on the season and 2-0 in the tournament. Virginia Tech falls 40-22 on the season.
The Cavaliers broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning on Wynn's two-run homer down the left field line. It was Wynn's team-leading ninth homer of the season. Second-year second baseman Elea Crockett (Tucson, Ariz./University) also scored on the homer after leading off the inning with a double to left center which extended her hitting streak to nine games.
Virginia Tech cut UVa's lead to 2-1 with a single tally in the bottom of the fifth inning. Caroline Stolle drew a one-out walk and came around to score on pinch hitter Kelsey Hoffman's double to left center.
Second-year Coty Tolar (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter) outdueled the Hokies' Angela Tincher to pick up the complete-game victory. Tolar (13-14) allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks. Tincher (18-7) gave up two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts.
Third-year right fielder Jessica Taylor (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Academy) was the defensive star of the game with a pair of spectacular catches. She ended the second inning with a diving grab of Kathleen Jones' liner and then robbed Megan Evan's of a hit with another outstanding catch in the sixth inning.
In addition to Wynn's homer and Crockett's double, third-year center fielder Jackie Greer (Portage, Mich./Portage Northern) had a double and first-year left fielder Kat Mirras (Montauk, N.Y./East Hampton) hit a single to account for UVa's four hits in the contest.
Virginia opened the tournament with a 5-4 win over Maryland on Thursday (May 12). The Cavaliers and Georgia Tech are the only undefeated teams remaining in the double elimination tournament.
'Hoos Savor Emphatic VictoryFootball9/16/17Virginia, which finished 2-10 in 2016, improved to 2-1 in its second season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall with a 38-18 win over UConn.Cross Training for Heavier WorkloadFootball9/15/17Redshirt freshman De'Vante Cross, who expected to play quarterback and receiver for Virginia this fall, is now practicing at cornerback, too.Mack's Impact Continues to GrowFootball9/13/17Sophomore linebacker Jordan Mack had a career-high 16 tackles last weekend for Virginia (1-1), which meets UConn (1-0) on Saturday at Scott Stadium.
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.
Davis, Osherow Repeat as All-ACC Academic Honorees
Softball | 6/29/2017
Allison Davis and Erika Osherow were included on the All-ACC Academic Softball team the...
Softball Trio Earns VaSID All-State Honors
Softball | 6/16/2017
Catcher Katie Park was recognized by VaSID as a First Team All-State honoree. Juniors Allison...
Park Named to NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team
Softball | 5/18/2017
Senior Katie Park added National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) First Team All-Region...
Softball Falls in ACC Quarterfinal to Top-Seeded FSU
Softball | 5/11/2017
No. 4 Florida State advanced to the ACC Championship semifinal round with a 16-0, five-inning...
Softball Lands Two on ACC All-Conference Squad
Softball | 5/11/2017
Senior Katie Park earned First Team All-ACC honors while classmate Kaitlin Fitzgerald was listed ...
Softball Takes on No. 4 FSU in ACC Quarterfinal
Softball | 5/10/2017
Virginia will make its first Atlantic Coast Conference Championship appearance since 2013 on...
Jeff White: Resilient Cavaliers On The Rise
Softball | 05/08/2017
Virginia, whose nine conference wins are its most since 2010, meets top seed Florida State in the...
Softball Punches Postseason Ticket on Final Day
Softball | 04/30/2017
Virginia clinched a berth into the ACC Tournament thanks to a 7-3, comeback victory in the series...
- Online Stores