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March 12, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Virginia softball team began play in the 1999 Tallahassee Democrat FSU Invitational softball tournament, which is being hosted by Florida State University. The Cavaliers started the day off with an 11:00 a.m. game against the Miami RedHawks, followed by a 1:00 p.m. contest with the Mississippi Rebels. Virginia won both games and held each opponent scoreless in both contests.

Chrissy Quinn pitched an outstanding game for UVa against Miami, as she allowed only two RedHawk hits through seven innings of play. Quinn’s performance, coupled with a decisive third inning in which the Cavaliers scored five runs, would be all Virginia would need to gather the victory. UVa added an insurance run in the fourth inning en route to a 6-0 win. Kristen Dennis highlighted Virginia’s offensive output, as she recorded three RBI’s and a hit a triple for UVa. The Cavaliers scored six runs on six hits and had no errors, while the RedHawks were held scoreless on two hits and committed three errors.

Stacey Zagol followed Quinn’s lead in Virginia’s contest with Mississippi, as she yielded only six Rebel hits en route to another UVa shutout in a nip-and-tuck affair. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the sixth inning, Julie Amaon stepped to the plate and recorded the game-winning RBI single for the Cavaliers. Virginia held on for a close 1-0 win over Mississippi. Zagol gathered her fourth win of the season and Dennis added a double for UVa in the 1-0 shutout. The Cavaliers scored one run on four hits while committing one error, while the Rebels were held scoreless on six hits and had zero errors.

With the two wins, Virginia’s record improves to 10-9 overall. UVa will return to action on Saturday, March 13 when the Cavaliers take on the defending 1998 National Champion Fresno State Bulldogs. Fresno State is currently ranked #3 in the country. The contest between FSU and UVa is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. and will be played at Florida State’s Lady Seminole Field.

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