UVa Softball Drops Three Games Saturday At Frost Classic
Feb. 27, 2005
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The University of Virginia softball team lost all three of its games on Saturday (February 26) in the second day of competition at the Frost Classic 2005. The Cavaliers began the day with a five-inning 8-0 loss to Kent State. UVa then fell to host Chattanooga 11-0 in six innings. In its final game of the day, Virginia lost to Tennessee Tech 5-2. UVa is now 1-4 in the tournament and stands at 5-9 on the season.
Against Kent State (6-1), the Golden Flashes scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to an 8-0 five-inning win over Virginia. The Cavaliers managed just three singles in the game with fourth-year catcher Jenn Wynn (Herndon, Va./Herndon) going 2-2 and first-year designated player Lindsey Preuss (La Plata, Md./La Plata) picking up UVa’s third hit.
Second-year Coty Tolar (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter) suffered her first loss of the season in the circle. In 2.2 innings, Tolar allowed seven runs on six hits. She struck out three batters and walked three. First-year Whitney Holstun (Escondido, Calif./Escondido) pitched the final 1.1 innings and gave up one run on one hit with one walk and a pair of strikeouts.
The Cavaliers suffered their second consecutive shutout as they dropped an 11-0 six-inning decision to tournament host Chattanooga (9-6). UVa trailed only 1-0 after four innings, but Chattanooga broke the game open with six runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth. Third-year third baseman Sara Larquier (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs) had two of Virginia’s four hits in the game. Third-year center fielder Jessica Taylor (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Academy) and fourth-year left fielder Lauren Dennis (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon) both had a single.
Third-year Erin Horn (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon) took the loss in the circle, falling to 0-2 on the season. In 4.2 innings, Horn gave up seven runs on seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts.
In the 5-2 loss to Tennessee Tech (8-6), the Cavaliers gave up three runs in the top of the first inning. Larquier’s RBI double in the bottom of the first scored second-year second baseman Elea Crockett (Tucson, Ariz./University) to make the score 3-1. Crockett reached base on an infield single. Wynn’s solo home run to left field in the fourth made the score 3-2. Tennessee Tech answered with two runs in the top of the fifth to make the final score 5-2.
Tolar took the loss in the circle and fell to 3-2 on the season. In the complete-game effort, Tolar allowed five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
Virginia concludes play in the Frost Classic 2005 with a 10:00 a.m. game against Bradley on Sunday (February 27).