Softball Ends Second Season on the Hilltop with a Doubleheader Loss at Marshall
April 28, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against Marshall at Dot Hicks Field in Huntington, W.Va. today. Georgetown lost the first game, 6-3, and the second game, 8-2, to conclude the second season of softball on the Hilltop with an overall record of 12-41.
The first half of the twin bill saw the Hoyas make a late run in the seventh inning to pull within three runs, but it would not be enough. Trailing 6-0, freshman Jadig Garcia (Zebulon, N.C./East Wake) led off the inning with a single to center field. A single off the bat of freshman Samantha Peters (Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill) put GU runners on the corners. Freshman Olivia Newhouse (Weston, Conn./Green Farms Academy) reached on a RBI fielder's choice to bring home Garcia as Peters reached second. Freshman Suria Bahadue (Miami, Fla./Monsignor Edward Pace) laced a single to right centerfield to score Peters and put Newhouse on third with freshman Jennifer Connell (Roswell, Ga./Roswell) on deck. Connell's sacrifice fly scored Newhouse for the third and final run of the inning.
Connell pitched a complete game and allowed six runs on eight hits while striking out four batters.
The second game remained scoreless through two and a half innings when four hits and two GU errors scored five runs for the Thundering Herd, giving Marshall the 5-0 lead going into the fourth inning.
The Hoyas pulled within three runs in the top of the fourth when Bahadue came up to bat with Newhouse in scoring position. Bahadue hit her first career GU home run over the left field fence to score Newhouse and cut the Herd lead to 5-2. Marshall answered back with a run in the fourth and one run in the fifth to extend its lead to 7-2.
A Herd run in the sixth would solidify the 8-2 Marshall victory.
Connell pitched five innings of the second game and allowed seven runs on eight hits. Freshman Sarah Kamenski (Mountain View, Calif./St. Francis) came in as a reliever for one inning and allowed one run on two hits.