April 3, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Georgetown University softball team (7-23, 1-8 BIG EAST) fell behind during Providence's four-run fifth inning and was able to climb back into the game after leading by three runs, as the Friars (11-17, 3-1 BIG EAST) defeated the Hoyas 9-4 on Friday afternoon at Guy Mason Field.
Kristi Preuss and Samantha Peters drew back-to-back walks in the bottom of the first inning, but Bertolette got two groundouts to end the inning with any damage. The Hoyas again would put two runners on base in the bottom of the second inning with no outs, but a foul out, a strike out and a ground out to strand two more runners.
In the bottom of the third inning the Hoyas were able to breakthrough, as Samantha Peters drew a one-out walk followed by a single from Cara Savarese. Mackensey Carter's line drive up the middle glanced off the pitchers' glove and was thrown past the first baseman, allowing Peters to cross the plate for the Hoyas first run. Suria Bahadue laid down a bunt to allow Savarese to cross the plate giving the Hoyas a two-run lead and Olivia Newhouse singled to centerfield, driving Carter home to extend the lead to three runs.
Providence answered quickly in the top of the fourth inning as Jen Garcia hit a two-out single and Gina Rossi deposited Connell's offering over the centerfield fence, bringing the Friars within one run, 3-2.
The Friars stormed into the lead with a four-run top of the fifth inning. Mary Rose Sheehy tripled down the right field line to drive in two runs, taking a 4-3 lead. Christy Becker followed with a wind-aided two-run over the right 3 fence to extend the lead to three runs, 6-3.
Providence added another run in the top of the sixth inning, as Michelle Huber tripled to drive in another run, giving the Friars a 7-3 lead.
GU would close the gap to three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning when Samantha Peters singled to score Kelsie Hanson, making the score 7-4. PC added two more insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning then retired the Hoyas in order to hang on for the win.
Danielle Bertolette earned the victory allowing four runs, none earned, on six hits over 7.0 innings.