In this edition of ELOOnline, Eric talks to softball pitching legend Angela Tincher. Tincher reflects about her career at Virginia Tech where she was an All-American and led the Hokies to the Women’s College World Series in 2008. Tincher pitched one of the most memorable games in the sport’s history on March 26, 2008 when Tincher no-hit the United States Olympic Team with 10 strikeouts in a 1-0 win snapping the USA 185 pre-Olympic win streak that dated back to 1996. Tincher number 1 jersey is just one of 12 overall jerseys retired at Virginia Tech as they retired Tincher number prior to a Hokie Football game on September 13, 2008 against Georgia Tech. Tincher who ranks 3rd all-time in College Softball in strikeouts with 2,149 behind only Monica Abbott and Cat Ostterman also discusses watching both Cat and Monica pitch over the years.
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