The Virginia softball team found the perfect antidote for its 11-game losing streak: a total of 12 shutout innings over two games in a double-header sweep of Delaware State.
UVa shut out the Hornets 8-0 in five innings in Wednesday's first game at The Park to snap that losing skid, then followed with a 2-0 win to complete the sweep. With the two wins, the Cavaliers improved to 6-32 in their first season under new coach Blake Miller.
Freshman shortstop Madison Labshere led the way for UVa in Wednesday's first game, going 3-3 with a pair of homers -- a two-run bomb to left in the first inning, and a solo shot to center to lead off the fifth. Heidi Velk and Megan Harris each added a pair of hits and an RBI for the Cavaliers.
In the second game, Velk led off the bottom of the first inning with a walk, and later scored on an error after a pair of stolen bases. UVa's other run came on an RBI single by Lindsay Mayer in the bottom of the third.
Aimee Chapdelaine went the distance for UVa in both games, giving up a total of six hits (four in Game 1, two in Game 2) and striking out a pair in each outing.