Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tincher's No-hitter on ESPN2 Tonight

You can see the tape delay of Angela Tincher's no-hitter against Team USA at 7 p.m. EDT tonight on ESPN2. The Hokies beat Team USA, 1-0, March 26 in Oklahoma City. Click here for the original report and photos from the game.

This weekend, the Hokies travel to College Park, Md., for the ACC Tournament. Tech is the No. 2 seed and will face host Maryland in the first round at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. If the Hokies win, they will face the winner of the Florida State-Boston College game at 10 a.m. Friday. Should they fall to the Terps, they face the FSU-BC loser at 8 p.m. Saturday.

A look at Tech's side of the bracket:
(Rankings are ACC games only)

No. 3 Florida State
Regular Season: The Hokies took two of three from the Seminoles in Blacksburg April 18-19.
Pitching: 4th in the ACC with a 2.09 ERA...while she's only started nine games, freshman Sarah Hamilton has been FSU's best pitcher this year...she is 8-1, 1.46 in 17 appearances.
Hitting: 2nd in the ACC at .257...76 runs are second-most in ACC play this year...best run producer is Brittany Osman, who has nine doubles, six home runs and 41 RBIs this year.

No. 6 Boston College
Regular Season: The Hokies swept the Eagles in Chestnut Hill April 12-13.
Pitching: 7th in the ACC with a 4.01 ERA...opponents are hitting .277 against primary starter Allison Gage.
Hitting: 8th in the ACC at .192...also have most strikeouts in ACC play of any of the eight ACC teams...Renee Ramos is only player batting above .300 at .346.

No. 7 Maryland
Regular Season: The Hokies took two of three from the Terps in College Park March 29-30.
Pitching: 5th in the ACC with a 3.36 ERA...in 25 appearances, 13 starts, Meredith Nelles is 10-3, 2.17.
Hitting: 5th in the ACC at .225...Sarde Stewart leads the team in hitting (.345), home runs (10) and RBIs (47).

The Hokies and North Carolina are far and away the most complete teams in the conference and should have no trouble advancing to face one another in the championship game. All games will be webcast on ACCSelect.com. The championship game will be televised on various regional sports networks at noon Sunday.

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