Virginia Defeats Omaha, Delaware State at Eagle Challenge
Box Score Feb. 13, 2015
APEX, N.C.-The Virginia softball team captured a pair victories Friday afternoon (Feb. 13) at the Eagle Challenge. The Cavaliers (3-4) defeated Omaha, 2-1 in eight innings, and Delaware State, 14-1.
In the top of the eighth playing with the international tiebreaker rules, freshman Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) started the inning at second base and came home on a double to left by sophomore McKall Miller (Ashburn, Va.) to give Virginia a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, the Mavericks (2-4) moved Kylie Schwarting to third base with one out and Tara Trede coming up. Trede lifted a fly ball to right where junior Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) settled under it and fired to freshman catcher Brittany McNulla (Litchfield, N.H.), who tagged Schwarting to clinch the game for UVa.
Davis allowed one run in five innings with two strikeouts in a no decision. Fellow freshman Andie Formby (Orange, Calif.) picked up the win (3-1), allowing no hits with two walks in three innings of relief.
The Cavalier bats came alive in the second game as UVa defeated Delaware State, 14-1. Davis scored three runs and sophomore Kaitlin Fitzgerald and freshman Danni Ingraham each drove in three as nine different UVa players crossed the plate.
In the first inning, Ingraham launched her first collegiate home run, a three-run shot to right-center field, while in the second Davis hit her second home run of the season, a solo shot to left center.
Sophomore Madison Labshere (El Cajon, Calif.) and McNulla hit back-to-back long balls in the third inning where the Cavaliers scored eight runs.
Formby pitched a complete game win, allowing one run in five innings with three strikeouts.
Tara Tursellino (0-5) gave 12 runs in 2.1 innings in the loss for the Hornets.
The Cavaliers return to action Saturday (Feb. 14) when they face NC Central at 1 p.m. and Omaha at 3:15 p.m.