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March 1, 2002

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia softball team scored 27 runs and pounded out 30 hits in winning a pair of games Friday (March 1) during the first day of the Cavalier Classic at The Park. UVa posted an 11-2 victory over Appalachian State and also tallied 19 hits en route to a 16-4 win over Morehead State.

In other first-day contests, Tennessee also won two games as it defeated Rider 10-0 and Appalachian State 8-0, while Morehead State defeated Rider 8-5. The Cavaliers and Tennessee are 2-0 in the tournament, while Morehead State is 1-1. Rider and Appalachian State are both 0-2.

Virginia second-year Heather Field (Lincoln, Calif./Lincoln) led the Cavaliers with six hits, including a home run and two doubles, five RBI and five runs. Fourth-year All-American Kristen Dennis (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon) had five hits and scored five runs while driving in three. She had a homer and a double. Second-year first baseman Hannah Owings (Issaquah, Wash./Liberty) drove in three runs with four hits in the two games and also scored twice. Second-year pitcher Joanna Barstad (Canby, Ore./Canby) earned the victory for the Cavaliers against Appalachian State (1-9) as she allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits, while striking out five. First-year Valerie Sevilla (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) registered the win over 16-4 victory Morehead State (2-2). In a five-inning, complete game effort, Sevilla gave up four runs on seven hits.

For Tennessee (20-6-1), Stephanie Humphrey tossed a no-hitter in the Vols’ 8-0 win over Appalachian State (1-9). In its 10-0, five-inning triumph over Rider (0-2), Leigh Anne Ellis picked up her sixth win of the season in three innings of one-hit work. Crystal Bobo struck out five batters and allowed only one hit in two innings of work. Maria Torres and Carissa Roustan led the Vols with three RBI apiece. Torres was also three for three at the plate. Laura Maloney took the loss for Rider as she gave up 10 runs (five earned) on 10 hits.

Morehead State won the opening game of the tournament 8-5 over Rider. Pitcher Molly Cope helped her own cause with three RBI, two hits and two runs. In the circle, she allowed just one earned run in picking up the victory. Courtney Weed, Heather Boyle, Deanna Novak and Melissa Muniz each had two hits in a losing cause for Rider. Devin Karcesky took the loss for the Broncs as she allowed eight runs (six earned) on six hits in 2.1 innings of work

Due to expected inclement weather, the Cavalier Classic schedule has been revised for Saturday. At 9:00 a.m., Rider will face Appalachian State at 9:00 a.m. as previously scheduled. Virginia will play Tennessee at 11:00 a.m. on Field 1, while Morehead State and Appalachian State will square off on Field 2 at 11:00 a.m. At 1:00 p.m., UVa will play Rider on Field 1, while Morehead State will play Tennessee on Field 2.

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