Georgetown Softball Uses Highest-Offensive Output To Down Alabama State, 7-1
Feb. 16, 2008
Statesboro, Ga. - Statesboro, Ga. - The Georgetown University softball team (2-6) used their largest offensive output of the season, defeating Alabama State University, 7-1 to win its first game of the Georgia Southern Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Eagle Field.
Sophomore Jennifer Connell (Roswell, Ga./Roswell) earned the victory, allowing just one run on one hit over 5.0 innings. Freshman Melissa Conners (Wellington, Fla./Wellington) pitched two scoreless inning of relief to preserve the victory. Sophomore Demetria Cipriano (Coral Springs, Fla./Coral Springs Charter) keyed the offense with three hits and three runs scored.
Down by a run, GU went to work in the bottom of the first inning. Sophomore Suria Bahadue (Miami, Fla./Monsignor Edward Pace) drove in freshman Kristi Preuss (LaPlata, Md./LaPlata) on a sacrifice fly. Freshman Aimee Moffat (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) drove in the go-ahead run and what proved to be the game-winner with a bunt single that scored Cipriano the Hoyas a 2-1 lead.
Georgetown added three more runs in the second inning, as Preuss and Cipriano drove in back-to-back runs, before Cipriano scored herself when Moffat reached on an error, putting the Hoyas in front 5-1.
Senior Samantha Peters (Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill) and Bahadue each drove in runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to provide insurance, though with strong performances from Connell and Conners it would not be necessary.