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.
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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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