Virginia Drops Doubleheader to Georgia Tech
Box Score March 7, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–The Virginia softball team dropped two Atlantic Coast Conference games to Georgia Tech, 4-3 and 7-5, Saturday (March 7) at The Park. The Cavaliers fell to 4-16 (1-4 ACC), while the Yellow Jackets improved to 9-12 (2-3 ACC).
After giving up a run in each of the first four innings of the first game, freshman Andie Formby (Orange, Calif.) settled down, striking out four without allowing a run the last three innings.
In the fourth, sophomore Kaitlin Fitzgerald (Placentia, Calif.) singled home sophomore pinch runner Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) to put the Cavaliers on the board. In the sixth, freshman Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) launched a solo home run to center, her fifth of the season, to cut the lead to 4-2.
Sophomore McKall Miller (Ashburn, Va.) hit her first home run at Virginia, a deep solo shot to center, in the seventh, cutting the lead to 4-3, but the Cavaliers were unable to bring home the tying run.
Andie Formby finished the complete game with eight strikeouts, but took the loss to fall to 4-8. Kylie Kleinschmidt (2-6) took the win, allowing three runs (two earned) with 11 strikeouts in the complete game.
In the second game, Georgia Tech struck for five runs in the top of the first and went on to win, 7-5.
Down 5-0 in the first, Ingraham singled home freshman Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) to put the Cavaliers on the board. UVa struck for three in the bottom of the sixth when Fitzgerald singled home Ingraham and senior Megan Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) hit her second home run of the season to cut the lead to 7-4.
Davis led off the seventh with a solo home run to left, her fifth of the season, closing the gap to 7-5, but that concluded the scoring.
Davis (0-3) took the loss, allowing five runs without recording an out, while freshman Alex Formby (Orange, Calif.) came on in relief, giving up two runs (one earned) in seven innings of work. Christine Biggerstaff (4-2) earned the win for Georgia Tech, throwing six innings with five runs and 10 strikeouts. Emily Anderson finished the seventh to earn the save.
The two teams conclude the series Sunday (March 8) when the two teams face off at noon at The Park. Admission is free of charge.