Virginia Tosses No-Hitter in Second Game of Split with Virginia Tech
Box Score April 9, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–Freshman twin sisters Alex and Andie Formby combined for a no-hitter in the second game as the Virginia softball team split a doubleheader with Virginia Tech Wednesday night (April 8) at The Park. The Hokies (29-10) won the first game, 7-4, but the Cavaliers (12-31) claimed the second contest, 5-2.
Alex Formby (Orange, Calif.) started the second game, pitching three-plus innings with two runs (one earned) allowed and seven walks before Andie Formby came on and threw the final four innings with four walks and three strikeouts to record the 38th no-hitter in program history, but the first since Karla Wilburn accomplished the feat against Saint Louis on Feb. 13, 2009. It is the first combined no-hitter in school history.
The Hokies scored two in the first inning off of Alex Formby, but she stranded the bases loaded to prevent further damage. The Cavaliers tied the game in the second on a two-run home run by freshman Allison Davis (Oak Hill, Va.), her seventh of the season.
After Virginia Tech loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth, Andie Formby came on in relief and induced a double play and a fly out to end the threat.
In the fifth, Virginia used an RBI single from sophomore Kaitlin Fitzgerald (Placentia, Calif.), an RBI groundout from freshman Danni Ingraham (Laguna Niguel, Calif.) and a sophomore Katie Park (Scottsdale, Ariz.) RBI single to take the lead 5-2.
Andie Formby (7-16) retired the last six batters to earn the win and clinch the no-hitter. Maggie Tyler (14-7) took the loss, allowing three runs in four innings of relief.
In the first game, the Hokies took a 7-0 lead in the fifth, before sophomore Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) hit a grand slam to left-center field to cut the lead to 7-4. Breanna Davenport went 4-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Hokies.
Tyler picked up the win for Virginia Tech, throwing six innings with four runs (three earned) allowed and nine strikeouts. Kelly Heinz pitched the seventh inning for her second save. Sophomore Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) allowed seven runs (five earned) in 4.2 innings in the loss (2-2).
The first game was delayed for one hour, 46 minutes in the middle of the second inning because of a thunderstorm.
The doubleheader was part of the Commonwealth Clash between Virginia and Virginia Tech. Both teams earned a half point as result of the split, but UVa still holds a 9-7 lead overall.
The Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529 is a head-to-head, points-based competition between the athletic teams at University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Commonwealth Clash encourages a friendly, statewide rivalry between the two schools across all school-sponsored sports with 21 individual event points on the line. Fans are also encouraged to support their team through a fan-based point. The school that accumulates 11.5 points or more will be crowned the winner and take home the Virginia529 Commonwealth Clash trophy. Visit www.TheCommonwealthClash.com for more information and updated standings.
Next up, the Cavaliers host NC State in a three-game series April 11-12. Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, while Sunday’s game is slated for a noon start.