Meet Angela Tincher, the Virginia Tech softball pitcher who beat Team USA 1-0. Tincher pitched a no-hitter to stop the USA national team’s winning streak at 185 straight games. Photos of our no hitter softball babe are below.
The only run of the game came in the second inning off hot softball blond Jennie Finch. She has two Olympic gold medals under her pony tail, but she was no match for Angela Tincher.
The US Olympic national team has not lost a game since May 3, 1996, a twelve year streak in which they have outscored their opponents 1,475-24.
The Virginia Tech pitcher threw her twelfth career no-hitter, and the second in the last week. She was an all-American this year and was drafted 3rd overall by the National Pro Fastpitch league (Akron Racers).
Team USA will announce its final 15-player Olympic roster in the beginning of April 2008. It appears that Angela Tincher is playing for the wrong team.
In addition to being an All-American, Tincher was one of the 11 finalists for the “Player of the Year” award in college softball. She had over 600 strikeouts for the year with a 0.56 ERA, an accomplishment that would make Roger Clemens jealous. She was also one of only 17 players who participated in the 2006 World University Games in Taiwan, where she lead her team to a gold medal.
As a biography, she was born Angela Susan Tincher on December 16, 1985, in Low Moor, Virginia and now calls Eagle Rock, VA her home. She has one younger sister named Abby. At Virginia Tech, Angela is majoring in finance and business law where she has a a 3.8 GPA and will graduate this May 2008 as a Summa Cum Laude.
Angela is 5’7″ tall with gorgeous reddish blond hair. Her measurements and weight are unknown. Visit her travel blog here.