Cards Fall at No. 24/19 Virginia Tech

The University of Louisville softball team fell 10-1 in five innings to No. 24/19 Virginia Tech in the second game of an ACC series Saturday afternoon at Tech Softball Park. The teams will meet in the rubber game Sunday at 1 p.m.

Senior Sidney Melton went 3-for-3 with a double and sophomore Kyra Snyder connected on a home run to lead the Cardinals 22-11, 4-4 ACC) at the plate, but errors combined with a powerful Hokie offense proved to be costly as Virginia Tech (29-5, 9-2) evened the series.

After a scoreless first inning, the Hokies used four hits and two errors to put up a five-spot in the second.

 Jayme Bailey’s leadoff home run put Virginia Tech on the scoreboard. A walk, an error and a hit loaded the bases to get the home half of the inning started. A defensive miscue, followed by a walk and back-to-back singles extended the lead to 5-0.

Sophomore Kyra Snyder smashed a solo shot over the left field fence to put the Cardinals on the scoreboard in the fourth. 

The fourth inning brought five more runs for Virginia Tech who capitalized on four hits and an error to bring the score to 10-1. A walk and an error put runners on for Kelsey Bennett’s three-run homer. A double and a single set up Meredith Slaw’s two-run double.

Senior Megan Hensley (9-1) took the loss after giving up five runs, one earned, on five hits in 1.1 innings of work.

NOTES:

–          The series between Louisville and Virginia Tech is now tied at 7-7.

–          Snyder pushed her hitting streak to five games and has reached safely via a hit or walk in eight straight contests.

–          Melton is currently on a five-game hitting streak.

–          Freshman Rebecca Chung leads the team with a .351 batting average and 23 RBIs.

Lori Korte
Assistant Sports Information Director
University of Louisville Athletics

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