March 10, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Virginia softball senior Melanie Mitchell tossed a complete game and became UVa’s all-time strikeout leader as the Cavaliers defeated Georgia Tech, 4-2, Sunday afternoon (March 10) at The Park in Charlottesville. With the win, Virginia improved to 9-10 (1-2 ACC) on the season, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 13-12 (2-1 ACC).
With three strikeouts Sunday, Mitchell (White Plains, Md.) now has 934 career strikeouts, two more than Michelle Collins (932). It was also her 100th career complete game. The win ties Mitchell (7-6) with Kristyn Abel for third-most all-time in school history with 70.
"It's been a long-standing record and Michelle Collins was such a great pitcher," Mitchell said. "I knew if I worked hard and kept getting my work done, someday I'd be close to her, so I'm grateful to have surpassed her. It was good to get back on track today."
After Georgia Tech struck for two runs in the top of the first, the Cavaliers responded with a sophomore Megan Harris (Knoxville, Tenn.) sacrifice fly that scored senior Taylor Williams (Woodbridge, Va.).
Ashley Clifton (2-3) allowed four runs in 5.1 innings of work, but took the loss for Georgia Tech.
The Cavaliers return to action with two mid-week doubleheaders at The Park in Charlottesville. UVa will face James Madison on Wednesday (March 13) at 4 p.m. and Longwood on Thursday (March 14) at 4 p.m.
Cavalier Football: Virginia Tech PostscriptFootball11/29/15Virginia's sixth season under head coach Mike London ended Saturday with a 23-20 loss to Virginia Tech at Scott Stadium.End Comes Too Soon for 'HoosWomen's Soccer11/28/15In women's soccer, Virginia finished with a 19-1-13 after falling in the NCAA quarterfinals to Rutgers in a penalty-kick shootout Friday at Klöckner Stadium.Stage Set for Season FinaleFootball11/27/15At noon Saturday, in the rivals' annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) meets Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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