Feb. 21, 2005
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Amy Hosier and Virginia Tech’s Angela Pincher were named Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Co-Players of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Hosier earns the honor for the first time in her career.
Hosier led the 16th-ranked Yellow Jackets to a third straight undefeated week, 5-0, and a second straight tournament title winning the Lady Panther Invitational last week. The junior center fielder drove in the game-winning runs against Furman in the first inning with a two-run single and led Tech to a 10-0 win over the Lady Paladins, finishing 3-for-5, with a double and two runs batted in, on Wednesday.
On the weekend, the Lakewood, Colo., native finished 3-for-7, with one RBI, a double, five walks and four runs scored as Tech defeated Eastern Kentucky, 7-0, and Evansville, 6-5, on Friday and Georgia State, 3-1, on Saturday. In the championship game, Hosier scored the game-winning run against Evansville after leading off the fifth inning with a base hit to right field and scoring on a triple. She hit .500 for the week, with six runs scored, five walks, three runs batted in, two doubles and three stolen bases in four attempts and posted a .647 on base percentage. Tech tied a school record with its 13th straight win.
Tincher recorded a 2-0 mark and picked up a save as the Virginia Tech Hokies posted a 6-0 mark last week including a 4-0 record at the Sonic Challenge in Chattanooga, Tenn. The freshman pitcher played a huge roll in the Hokies doubleheader sweep of South Carolina in Columbia. In game number one, Tincher came into the seventh inning with the bases loaded and one out and struck out the next batters to pick up the save. In game two versus the Gamecocks, Tincher pitched a complete game shut out in leading Virginia Tech to the 3-0 win. She faced just two batters over the minimum allowing only two hits while striking out nine.
Against Chattanooga at the Sonic Challenge, Tincher pitched her second straight complete game in the Hokies 3-2 win over the Lady Mocs. The Eagle Rock, Va. native struck out 12 batters in seven innings of work allowing no earned runs on three hits.
The Yellow Jackets will take the week off before heading to Columbus, Ga., for the NFCA Leadoff Classic where the Rambling Wreck will open pool play with No. 8 Michigan (8-1) at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25.