Virginia Softball Drops Doubleheader To Florida State
May 3, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia softball team dropped apair of Atlantic Coast Conference games to Florida State Wednesdayafternoon, May 3, at The Park in Charlottesville. The Seminoles won thefirst game 3-2, then took the nightcap 6-2. With the wins, Florida Stateimproves to 46-25 overall and 4-2 in the ACC. UVa concludes the 2000season with a 27-38 overall record and a 3-5 mark in the ACC.
In the first game, the Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the thirdinning. Fourth-year left fielder Jen Krill (Huntington Beach,Calif./Huntington) led off the inning with a double and then first-yearpinch runner Katie Weinberg (Reston, Va./South Lakes) scored on first-yearshortstop Johanna Kaiser’s (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro) double to left. TheSeminoles scored three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 3-1 lead.Brandi Stuart led off the inning with a single and stole second and thirdbase with one out. Becky Wallace then reached on an error that platedStuart. A single by Andi Lyons moved Wallace to second. Teresa Edenfieldthen delivered the game-winning runs with a two-run double to left. UVaadded a single run in the bottom of the sixth to make the final score 3-2.First-year catcher Stephanie Calhoun (Spring Valley. Calif./Mount Miguel)singled to drive in first-year pinch runner Britt Gore (Vienna, Va./JamesMadison) for Virginia’s second run of the game with just one out. UVa leftto tying run on third base as the last two batters of the inning struck out.
Leslie Malerich, who beat Virginia twice on Monday in the ACC Championship,earned the win for Florida State. Malerich (31-14) gave up five hits andonly one earned run while striking out five and walking four. Fourth-yearstarter Stacey Zagol (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) took the loss for the ‘Hoos.She allowed six hits in a complete-game effort. Zagol (9-12) gave up onlytwo earned runs and struck out three while walking four.
In the nightcap, the Seminoles scored three runs in the top of the seventhto break open a close game and went on to a 6-2 victory. FSU’s JenniferWhite-Stokes held UVa to four hits in picking up her 12th victory againsteight losses. Brandi Stuart led Florida State offensively with a 4-for4effort at the plate and also scored two runs.
White-Stokes allowed only two runs (one earned) with two strikeouts and onewalk. Fourth-year Chrissy Quinn (Buckingham, Pa./Central Bucks East) tookthe loss for Virginia. Quinn (12-13) gave up six runs, three of which wereearned, on 10 hits. She struck out four and walked two in her finalcollegiate appearance.
Florida State grabbed a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the top of thefirst. Serita Brooks singled to right with one out and stole second. Shescored when Stuart’s single to left field got by Krill. In the fourthinning, FSU increased its lead to 2-0 when Stuart scored on a throwingerror by the UVa’s Calhoun. The Cavaliers narrowed the deficit to 2-1 withan unearned run in the fifth inning. With one out, Calhoun singled toleft, but was forced out at second on a fielder’s choice grounder byfourth-year center fielder Corinne Good (Ephrata, Pa./Ephrata). Good movedto second on a passed ball and scored on Krill’s single to center field.The ‘Noles broke the game open in the seventh. Brooks plated the first runwith a sacrifice bunt. Kimmy Carter’s sacrifice fly scored the second runand Natalie Bennett drove in the third run with a ground out to secondbase. In the bottom of the seventh, UVa scored its second run of the game.Fourth-year third baseman Karen Breshears (Camarillo, Calif./CornerstoneChristian) led off the inning with a double to left and advanced to thirdon Calhoun’s fly out to right. Breshears then scored on Good’s sacrificefly to left field to make the final score 6-2.