May 14, 1999
TALLAHASSEE. Fla. – No. 1 seeded Maryland and No. 4 seeded Virginia took game three down to the wire but Virginia pulled out the upset win, 1-0 at the Seminole Softball Complex tonight on Florida State University campus. Virginia improves to 34-24 on the season as Maryland drops to 47-20.
“Kristen Dennis is just throwing some amazing pitches right now,” Virginia Head Coach Cheryl Sprangel said. “She pitched really well the first time she faced Maryland earlier in the season but she just pitched a major game for us tonight. We had to find a way to score one run to break this game open and we did. We just beat a really good team tonight.”
The two teams remained scoreless until the top of the 7th inning when Amy Peay drove in winning run, scoring Lori Reese to give the Cavaliers the 1-0 win. Both teams had two hits tonight as Kristen Dennis took the win to improve to 8-5 as Kelly Shipman took the loss and brought her record to 28-12.
“I have to congratulate Virginia on a great win tonight,” Maryland Head Coach Gina LaMandre said. “Kristen Dennis pitched a great game and kept our hitters off balance the entire game.”
Virginia advances to face Florida State in game 5 at 5:00pm on Saturday. Maryland will face the winner of game 4 at 7:00pm in game 6.
Virginia 000 000 1 1 2 0 Maryland 000 000 0 0 2 3
WP: Kristen Dennis (8-5) LP: Kelly Shipman (28-12)