Virginia Softball Drops 2-0 Decision To North Carolina
April 13, 2001
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of Virginia softball team lost 2-0 to North Carolina Friday morning (April 13) in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup at Finely Field. The game originally began on March 31 but was suspended in the top of the seventh inning because of rain. With the loss, UVa falls to 37-13 overall and 0-2 in the ACC, while North Carolina improves to 25-16-1 overall and 2-2 in the ACC.
The game resumed Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. with the score tied at 0-0 in the seventh inning. Virginia first-year Hannah Owings (Issaquah, Wash./Liberty) led off the top of the seventh inning with a walk, but was picked off first base. North Carolina’s Radara McHugh struck out the next two Cavaliers to retire the side. After getting the first UNC batter to strikeout, UVa third-year pitcher Erin Allinder (Norco, Calif./Norco) gave up a single to Dionne Streete and then Quinn Porter followed with a two-run game-winning homer.
Allinder took the loss and fell to 10-3 on the season. She pitched 5.1 innings and allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out five batters. McHugh (16-9) earned the win with one inning of work.
Second-year third baseman Ruby Rojas (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) was two for three in the game with all three at-bats coming prior to the game being halted on March 31.
Virginia returns to action on Saturday, April 14 when it hosts Georgia Tech in an ACC doubleheader at The Park in Charlottesville. The first game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.