softball pitcher Angela Tincher had another Tincher-like performance this
weekend, shutting down the Virginia Cavaliers and leading the Hokies to a
three-game sweep of the Virginia Cavaliers at Tech Softball Park this past
weekend. The Hokies won Saturday’s game 4-0 and swept a doubleheader Sunday by
scores of 3-0 and 7-1.
Tincher posted dominating numbers that are becoming routine for her. Against
the Cavaliers, she won all three games and pitched 17.2 innings, giving up no
runs on just two hits, with 40 strikeouts.
The Hokies are ranked 21st in the country and are 28-10 overall, 10-2 in
the ACC. Circle April 26th and 27th in your calendar, because that’s when
the Hokies host a three-game set against North Carolina, currently the top team
in the ACC at 10-1 in the conference, 36-7 overall.
The NCAASports.com web site, as of this writing, has not updated their
softball statistics since March 30th, but at that time, Tincher was 5th in the
country in ERA (0.60), 1st in strikeouts (14.5 per 7 innings), tied for 10th in
victories with 17, and 2nd in hits allowed (2.67 per game).
Johnson Wagner Wins Houston Open
Wagner became the first former Hokie golfer to win a PGA Tour event this
weekend, capturing the Houston Open. Wagner’s win, historic for VT golf, also
sets up another historic event this coming week: he’ll join Hokie junior golfer
Drew Weaver in the Masters at Augusta National.
As a tour winner, Wagner automatically earned a spot in the Masters, while
Weaver earned his spot by winning the British Amateur last June. Weaver also
played in last year’s British open as a result of winning the British Amateur.
Wagner was 16 under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Chad Campbell and
Geoff Ogilvy, and three shots ahead of Billy Mayfair and Fred Couples. Wagner’s
victory earned him over $1 million, vaulting him from 193rd to 19th on the 2008
PGA Tour Money Leaders list.
For more on Wagner’s win, see the Roanoke