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Feb. 27, 2005

Box Score

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The University of Virginia softball team suffered a 6-3 loss to Bradley Sunday (February 27) at Frost Stadium in its final game of the Frost Classic 2005 and finished the tournament with a 1-5 record. Virginia stands at 5-10 on the season.

Bradley (2-4) scored once in the top of the first and added a pair of runs in both the third and fourth innings to take a 5-0 lead. The Cavaliers cut the deficit to 5-3 with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Second-year second baseman Elea Crockett (Tucson, Ariz./University) led off the inning with a triple to right center and scored on third-year center fielder Jessica Taylor’s (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Academy) single down the right field line. Third-year third baseman Sara Larquier (Burbank, Calif./John Burroughs) plated Taylor with a triple down the left field line. After a Bradley pitching change, fourth-year catcher Jenn Wynn (Herndon, Va./Herndon) drove in Larquier with a single to make the score 5-3. First-year shortstop Kierstie Cameron (Pinon Hills, Calif./Serrano) then singled to center field, but the Braves retired the next three batters to get out of the inning. Bradley added an insurance run in the top of the seventh to make the final score 6-3.

Third-year Erin Horn (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon) took the loss in the circle, falling to 0-3 on the season. She pitched the first three innings and allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits with two strikeouts and four walks. Second-year Coty Tolar (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter) pitched the final four innings and allowed one run on three hits.

Wynn went 2-3 in the game and hit her team-leading seventh double of the season. For the tournament, Wynn was 8-13 at the plate (.615 batting average) with four doubles and a home run for a 1.154 slugging percentage. She also drew five walks and drove in four runs. Wynn raised her batting average 118 points to .375 with her performance in the tournament.

The Cavaliers are next in action during their Spring Break trip to Hawaii. Virginia will play a doubleheader at Hawaii on Tuesday, March 8, and then compete in the Hawaii Spring Fling Tournament March 9-12 in Honolulu. UVa opens the tournament against Campbell on March 9. Virginia will also play Notre Dame, Nevada and host Hawaii in the tourney.

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