A 2-RBI single and great defense by Giovanniello helped the Hoyas earn the 8-3 win over UMBC
April 17, 2013
WASHINGTON - Using a season-high 10 walks, the Georgetown University softball team (18-26, 7-6) won its non-conference matchup against UMBC on Wednesday by the score of 8-3.
The Hoyas were patient at the plate, earning four walks in the second inning and four more in the third to score eight runs on only five hits to defeat the Retrievers. Sophomore Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) picked up her 14th win of the season, allowing three runs over four innings pitched.
Georgetown loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning with no outs and a great opportunity to score the first runs of the ballgame. Alexandria Anttila (Antioch, Ill./Antioch Community) was hit by a pitch while Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Hannah Slovacek (Austin, Texas/Westlake) to load the bases.
Madeleine Giaquinto (Falls Church, Va./Bishop O'Connell) struck out swinging for the first out of the inning followed by three consecutive walks, earned by Elyse Graziano (Floral Park, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), freshman Samantha Giovanniello (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) and outfielder Sophia Garqicevich-Almeida (Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King) for the 3-0 lead.
UMBC answered in the top of the third with a three-run homerun by shortstop Caitlin Chance to tie the game three, however those would be the only three runs the Retrievers would put on the board.
Once again Georgetown loaded the bases with zero outs in the bottom of the third, and again cashed in with more walks at the plate. Giaquinto took a base on balls for an RBI, followed by Graziano earning her second walk of the game. Giovanniello singled up the middle in the next at-bat to drive in two more runs and put the game out of reach. The Hoyas scored five runs on three hits in the inning for the 8-3 lead.
Hyson took over on the mound in the fifth inning and held UMBC scoreless for the remainder of the game, striking out four and walking one batter with help from a great defensive effort by Giovanniello at shortstop.
Georgetown heads to Providence, R.I. this weekend for a three game series with BIG EAST opponent Providence (12-13-1, 2-9). A doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 and the final of the series is scheduled for Sunday, April 21 at noon.
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