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Softball takes series at Georgia Tech

<p>Freshman pitcher Erika Osherow tossed a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits  in game one of a doubleheader Saturday. The Cavaliers defeated Georgia Tech 6-0 to set the tone for a series win in Atlanta. </p>

Freshman pitcher Erika Osherow tossed a complete game shutout, allowing only three hits in game one of a doubleheader Saturday. The Cavaliers defeated Georgia Tech 6-0 to set the tone for a series win in Atlanta.

The Virginia women’s softball team continued its strong end to the season this past weekend, taking two out of three against ACC rival Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers (18-30, 7-10 ACC) played near-perfect ball Saturday, sweeping the doubleheader over the Yellow Jackets (19-29, 5-12 ACC) with a 6-0 win in the first game of the series and a 13-1 win in the second.

In game one, freshman pitcher Erika Osherow stifled Georgia Tech’s offense en route to a complete-game shutout. Junior catcher Katie Park got things going for the Virginia offense, hitting an RBI single in the first inning.

The Cavaliers would never look back and notched their first win of the weekend.

An offensive explosion highlighted the second game of the series for Virginia, with Osherow leading the way for the Cavalier offense, collecting four hits, including a big two-run home run. Virginia batters put together 15 hits and 13 runs, providing plenty of support for freshman pitcher Lacy Smith, who pitched five innings of one-run ball.

The series finale was a wild affair, with the Yellow Jackets pulling out an 8-6 victory in extra innings. Virginia and Georgia Tech headed into extras with a 6-6 tie, and initially, both pitching staffs held their ground. In the bottom of the eleventh inning, the Yellow Jackets’ offense sent everybody home, courtesy of a two-run walk-off homerun by junior outfielder Samantha Pierannunzi.

Virginia will now face a quick turnaround with George Mason coming to Charlottesville for a midweek matchup Wednesday at 5 p.m.

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