Virginia Drops Doubleheader to Louisville
Box Score March 14, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–The Virginia softball team dropped an ACC doubleheader to Louisville, 5-0 and 5-4, Saturday (March 14) at Ulmer Stadium. With the losses, the Cavaliers fell to 5-20 (1-7 ACC), while the Cardinals improved to 12-7 (5-0 ACC).
In the second game, the Cavaliers had a 4-3 lead going into the seventh when Kayla Soles doubled to lead off the inning before Kelsi Jones homered to left center for the walk-off win for Louisville.
Senior Megan Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) led off the third with a triple off the fence in left field and came home on a line drive two-run home run by junior Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), her third of the season.
After the Cardinals tied the game in the bottom of the fifth, the Cavaliers responded with two of their own in the top of the sixth inning. Freshman Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.) hit a double to lead off the inning and came home on a sophomore Kaitlin Fitzgerald (Placentia, Calif.) triple that bounced off the top of the right-center field fence. Sophomore Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) singled home junior pinch runner Taylor Sarcone (Staten Island, N.Y.) to give UVa a 4-2 lead.
Freshman Andie Formby (Orange, Calif.) pitched the complete game with three strikeouts in 6.1 innings, but took the loss (4-10). Madi Norman (4-4) pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.
In the first game, Louisville starter Maryssa Becker held the Cavaliers without a hit until two outs in the seventh inning, as the Cardinals went on to win, 5-0. Freshman Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) broke up the no-hitter with a single to left and was followed by singles by Park and freshman Brittany McNulla (Litchfield, N.H.), but the Cavaliers could not score.
Becker (4-1) struck out eight with just the three hits allowing in the shutout. Freshman Alex Formby (Orange, Calif.) threw a complete game in the loss (1-7), striking out two with five runs (four earned) allowed.
The two teams conclude the series Sunday (March 15) with first pitch scheduled for noon.