Friday, March 28, 2008

Tincher Making Headlines

Two days later and it's still hard to believe what I saw Wednesday night. Anglela Tincher delivered the single most dominant individual performance I've ever seen in sport.

She faced the best there was in her sport and didn't let them sniff a hit. Bustos had one loud foul in her second at-bat, but that was it. There wasn't another time where you thought "there goes the no-no."

However, despite how dominating she was, the crowd never rallied around her. There was no "Rocky IV" moment where the underdog won over the crowd. She got her applause when it was over, but in my view it was more like the home team's fans applauding a no-hitter by an opposing pitcher than appreciation. It wasn't like she just no-hit OU, she no-hit the freaking Olympic team.

Tincher's "Miracle on Dirt," as called it, has gotten her and the Hokie softball team a lot of recognition: Tincher ends USA Softball's streak, proves she can beat the best
Oklahoman: Hokies' Tincher no-hits Team USA
Oklahoman: Virginia Tech softball team finds connection on trip to Oklahoma City
Roanoke Times: Hokies still celebrating win over Olympic team
Collegiate Times: Hokies pull off monumental upset
TechSideline: A First-Hand Report of VTs Stunning Softball Win

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