Tolar Tosses Shutout In Virginia Softball Win Over Maryland
April 10, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia second-year pitcher Coty Tolar (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter) fired a two-hit shutout and fourth-year catcher Jenn Wynn (Herndon, Va./Herndon) drilled a two-run homer to lead the UVa softball team to a 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Maryland Sunday (April 10) at The Park. With the victory, the Cavaliers won the three-game series 2-1 and improve to 16-22 overall and 5-3 in the ACC, while Maryland falls to 19-12 and 3-3 in the conference.
Tolar retired the last 17 batters she faced in picking up her second shutout of the season. Tolar (7-9) allowed just three Maryland batters to reach base and none after the second inning. She struck out three batters and walked only one. Tolar allowed a two-out single to Lindsay Klein in the first inning and a leadoff double to Nikki Smith in the second. Lauren Pollock was the last Terrapin batter to reach base when she drew a two-out walk in the second.
The Cavaliers broke up a scoreless game in the bottom of the third inning when Wynn drilled a two-out, two-run homer to left center with second-year second baseman Elea Crockett (Tucson, Ariz./University) on board. It was Wynn’s team-leading fifth home run of the season. Crockett reached base with a one-out infield single.
In addition to scoring the first run of the game, Crockett turned in an outstanding defensive performance as she recorded eight assists and three putouts. Crockett’s eight assists, including all three in the seventh, were just one shy of the school record for assists in a game.
Elyse Crews (4-3) pitched well in defeat for the Terrapins. She gave up two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Fourth-year left fielder Lauren Dennis (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon) and first-year designated player Lindsey Preuss (La Plata, Md./La Plata) had Virginia’s other two hits in the game. In addition to her two-run homer, Wynn drew a pair of walks.
In two games this weekend against the Terrapins, Tolar was 2-0 and allowed just one unearned run. As a team, the Cavaliers gave up just two unearned runs in the three-game series.
The Cavaliers return to action on Tuesday (April 12) when they host Longwood in a doubleheader at The Park. The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.