Cavaliers Fall to BYU, 5-1
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. The Virginia softball team (1-7) fell to Brigham Young 5-1 Saturday in the first of two games scheduled on day two of the Tennessee Classic. UVa scored one run on four hits and committed three errors in the contest while BYU tallied five runs on 10 hits and had no errors.
Fifth-year Meghan O’Leary went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Cavaliers offensively. Lindsey Preuss and Kelly Haller also registered hits for Virginia.
After two scoreless innings, the Cougars (9-5) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third. A single and a fielding error by the Cavaliers put runners on first and second with one out. Emi Willing singled through the left side to load the bases, and Daniela Snow walked to bring in a run. A ground ball to Kierstie Cameron at second base scored the second run of the inning.
UVa scored its lone run in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, fourth-year Whitney Holstun walked. O’Leary then tallied her first single of the game, an infield hit to the BYU shortstop. With runners on first and second, Carly Winger was given a free pass to load the bases. All three runners advanced on a pass ball, including Holstun, who came into score.
Brigham Young responded in the bottom of the fifth, adding two more runs. With one out, Willing singled to center. Snow, the next batter, homered to left field to give the Cougars a 4-1 advantage. BYU added an insurance run in the sixth to go up 5-1 heading into the final inning of play.
The Cavaliers play their second game of the day against Wagner, scheduled for noon at Lee Stadium.