Georgetown Softball Travels to Kissimee, Fla. For Citrus Classic
March 1, 2012
The Georgetown University softball team (7-5) will compete in the Citrus Classic Tournament this weekend against some of its toughest opponents this season. The Hoyas will play Ohio State on Friday, Temple and Longwood on Saturday and Illinois State and South Alabama on Sunday.Junior catcher Shikara Lowe (Beaverton, Ore./Jesuit) currently leads the Blue & Gray in several offensive categories including batting average (.444), slugging percentage (.814), on base percentage (.625), hits (12) and RBI’s (11). Lowe was named to the BIG EAST Softball Honor Roll on Monday, February 27 after hitting the go-ahead homerun against Lehigh last Sunday. Sophomore Taylor Koenig (Akron, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) is on a five-game hitting streak going into the Citrus Classic. Koenig had at least one hit in every game last weekend at the NC State Wolfpack Challenge. Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) leads the pitching campaign for the Hoyas after twelve games. Hyson currently posts an ERA of 2.66, along with 28 strikeouts. Fellow freshman Lauren O’Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) is not far behind with an ERA of 4.1 and 27 strikeouts. Mackensey Carter (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) rounds out the top three pitchers with a 4.84 ERA and 21 strikeouts. Georgetown will meet Ohio State (9-5) on Friday at 7 p.m. Mikayla Endicott leads Ohio State pitching with an ERA of 1.87 and 53 strikeouts in 14 games. Alicia Herron tops the Ohio State offense with 13 runs, 16 RBI’s and four homeruns. The Blue & Gray begin competition on Saturday against Temple (2-3). The Owls have two batters averaging .500, Brooklin White and Lacey McKeon. Saturday play will continue Saturday evening against Longwood (11-3). The first contest on Sunday will be against Illinois State (7-8) on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The Red Birds enter the Citrus Class on a five-game losing streak. Georgetown will wrap up the Citrus Classic against South Alabama (6-5) on Sunday afternoon. The Jaguars have three pitchers with a 3.5 ERA or better. All games will feature live Twitter updates from @D9events.