Notre Dame Athletics | April 23, 2019
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The bats came alive for the Notre Dame softball team Saturday, as the Irish struck for 34 runs in three wins over Virginia at The Park on the UVA campus.
The Irish and Cavaliers played parts of three games after rain washed out the first game of the series Friday in the bottom of the fourth with Virginia leading 6-4. The Irish clawed back to win that contest, erasing a 10-4 deficit to win 14-10 in nine innings. The offense continued in a 13-2 win in six innings in game two, while wrapping the day with a 7-0 win in game three.
Payton Tidd picked up wins in both games one and two, totaling 10 innings pitched — including six in a complete game in the second contest — scattering nine hits and allowing five earned runs with five strikeouts and two walks. Alexis Holloway turned in six shutout innings in the third game, allowing just four hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
Ali Wester led the Irish with seven hits with four runs and three runs batted in. The Irish had six other players with at least three RBI on the day: Cait Brooks (3-for-8, HR, 4 RBI, 5 runs), Melissa Rochford (4-for-12, 5 RBI, 2 runs), Katie Marino (4-for-9, 3 RBI, 6 runs), Abby Sweet (3-for-10, HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs), MK Bonamy (3-for-8, 2 RBI, 3 runs) and Sarah Genz (1-for-2, HR, 4 RBI). Emma Clark added six hits with two RBI and six runs.
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