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Virginia Outhit by No. 19 LSU in Tiger Classic

NKoren_MRThe Virginia softball team (2-5) fell to 19th-ranked LSU 8-0 in six innings Sunday in the championship game of the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

The Cavaliers went 1-4 in the tournament, highlighted by a 2-1 upset over No. 4 Michigan Saturday afternoon. Senior Sarah Tacke, who hit the game-winner to beat the Wolverines, was named to the all-tournament team.

LSU (7-4) picked up two runs in both the first and second innings to jump out to a 4-0 lead. The Tigers then added three more in the fourth before tallying a walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth.

Virginia starter Melanie Mitchell tossed the first two innings, while Nicole Koren came on to throw the final 3 2/3.

The Cavaliers were outhit 10-2 in the contest, with Taylor Williams and Tacke recording singles for the Orange and Blue.