Hoyas Softball Drops Two Against DePaul on Opening Day of Three-Game BIG EAST Home Series

Lauren O'Leary struck out three in the Game 2 loss to DePaul.

April 6, 2012

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WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University softball team (15-22, 0-5 BIG EAST) dropped a doubleheader against DePaul (20-12, 4-1 BIG EAST) at Guy Mason Field this afternoon by a score of 4-0 in each game. The Hoyas remained in striking distance for the duration of both contests, with the Blue Demons taking advantage of offensive opportunities.

In game one DePaul scored four runs in the first inning and held on to the lead for the next six. After a single to left to drive in one runner, Mary Connolly slammed a three-run shot to left.

Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) recovered to allow just two hits for the Blue Demons for the remainder of game one. The freshman allowed one walk and threw two strikeouts.

Five different Hoyas recorded a hit in game one, including Hyson, Shikara Lowe (Beaverton, Ore./Jesuit), Mackensey Carter (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo), Elyse Graziano (Floral Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), and Hannah Slovacek (Austin, Texas/Westlake).

Georgetown looked poised to get some momentum going their way in the bottom of the sixth. With Lowe on third and Jordan Hansen (Omaha, Neb./Millard West) on second, Cara Savarese (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) nearly loaded the bases with two outs on a close call at first.

In game two DePaul’s Kirsten Verdun hit a two-run shot in the top of the third. Freshman pitcher Lauren O’Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) held the Blue Demons to just three hits prior to the final inning when DePaul scored two more runs.

“I thought we played hard, we competed,” said Georgetown softball head coach Pat Conlan. “DePaul got the clutch hits when they needed them. I liked the way we played. We have to bring that same effort every day.”

The Hoyas will get another shot at DePaul tomorrow at Guy Mason Field. The final game of the series is scheduled for 11 a.m.


 

 

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Schedules

February 24
W, 9-8
Eastern Michigan
East Madeira, Fla.
February 24
L, 6-5
Loyola
East Madeira, Fla.
RECAP
February 25
W, 5-4
Manhattan
East Madeira, Fla.
February 25
L, 2-1
Army West Point
East Madeira, Fla.
February 26
11:30 AM
Brown
East Madeira, Fla.
March 3
10:00 AM
Prairie View A&M
College Station, Texas
March 3
5:15 PM
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas
March 4
3:00 PM
Texas A&M
College Station, Texas
March 4
5:15 PM
UTSA
College Station, Texas
March 5
10:00 AM
Prairie View A&M
College Station, Texas
March 7
5:30 PM
Houston
Houston, Texas
March 15
11:00 AM
Rider
Nationals Academy
March 15
2:00 PM
Rider
Nationals Academy
March 17
10:00 AM
St. Bonaventure
Wilmington, N.C.
March 17
5:30 PM
UMass-Lowell
Wilmington, N.C.
March 18
10:00 AM
UNC-Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C.
March 18
3:00 PM
St. Bonaventure
Wilmington, N.C.
March 19
10:00 AM
UMass-Lowell
Wilmington, N.C.
March 25
12:00 PM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field
March 25
3:00 PM
Creighton
Guy Mason Field