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Virginia Tech tops ETSU softball, 8-2, in Stateline Classic
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Virginia Tech broke upon three innings of scoreless play in the fourth, blasting ETSU for eight runs and eight hits, including two-run homers from both Stephanie Savre and Charisse Mariconda.
Hokie hurler Angela Tincher kept the ETSU bats at bay in the early innings, fanning 11 batters, including eight of ETSU's first nine hitters. Tincher, who is ranked second in the NCAA in strikeouts per seven innings, improved to 19-6 in 4.0 innings of work.
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The Lady Bucs also had little luck against Hokie closer Katie Maynard, who got her first save of the season in 3.0 innings in the circle. Maynard gave up just two ETSU base knocks, while striking out seven.
ETSU got its second score of the affair in the fifth, when Jessica Lonsinger (
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The Lady Bucs head back into Atlantic Sun competition on Thursday, as they travel to