Junior Elyse Graziano went 5-6 with an RBI in two games on the day
March 16, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University softball team lost their first but took the second game on the opening day of the UMBC Tournament in Baltimore, Md. Georgetown (5-19) lost a close game to Siena (3-8) in the morning 5-4, but bounced back in the afternoon to defeat Hampton University (11-18) 6-1.
Siena used a 5-run rally in the top of the sixth inning to defeat the Hoyas in a game that Georgetown led the entire way up to that point. Timely hitting and two walks in the inning allowed Siena to take the lead, one that they would hold for the remainder of the game.
After failing to score after loading the bases in the first inning, Georgetown got on the board in the second. Junior Elyse Graziano (Floral Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy) hit a two-out single through the left side and moved to second on a wild pitch in the next at-bat. Freshman Samantha Giovanniello (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) also singled during that at-bat to score Graziano for a 1-0 lead.
The Hoyas would strike again in the fifth and inning to go up 2-0 through five. After reaching base on a fielders choice, Hannah Slovacek (Austin, Texas/Westlake) got to third on a double by senior captain Shikara Lowe (Beaverton, Ore./Jesuit). Slovacek made it home on a wild pitch to score the run.
After Siena scored their five runs in the sixth the Hoyas attempted the comeback but fell just short, scoring two in the bottom of sixth but were held scoreless in the seventh. Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) homered to left center field to drive in the two runs. She also pitched 5.1 innings with Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) closing out the rest of the game.
O'Leary saw more action in the second game of the day, throwing another complete game for her third win of the season. She only allowed three hits and gave up one run in the 6-1 victory over Hampton.
Georgetown opened up with three runs in the first inning, two of them coming from Lowe's second homerun of the season, helping her go 3-3 in the game with two RBI. Alexandria Antilla (Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community) reached base on a walk in the inning, tagged up for second base on a foul pop-up and was brought home by a Slovacek double for the 3-0 lead.
Graziano singled to the shortstop in the sixth inning to drive in pinch runner Cristina Fletcher (White Plains, N.Y./The Ursuline School), her fifth hit in a 5-6 performance at the plate for the day. The run would put the Blue and Gray up 4-1 after six, which would turn into a 6-1 final after Anitilla hit a two run homerun in the top of the seventh.
The Hoyas play two more games tomorrow in Baltimore, first pitch scheduled for 10:15 a.m. in a rematch with Siena College.
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