Softball Begins Five-Game Homestand with Three-Game Series Against Providence
April 20, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University softball team (18-26, 2-9 BIG EAST) will host Providence (14-28, 5-8 BIG EAST) in a BIG EAST series at Guy Mason beginning at noon on Saturday. The Hoyas will also honor their seniors before the game on Sunday at noon.Georgetown won a 3-1 decision against Towson (20-23) in a non-conference game on Thursday. Cara Savarese (Syosset, N.Y./Syosset) went three-for-four, driving in the winning double in extra innings. Mackensey Carter (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) pitched six strikeouts in the eight-inning contest. Georgetown won a three-game BIG EAST series at St. John's last weekend. The Blue & Gray took the doubleheader 2-1, 3-1 on Saturday before dropping a 2-1 contest on Sunday. Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) and Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) combined for 13 strikeouts, two walked batters, 12 hits and two runs from the mound in the doubleheader win. PROVIDENCE: The Friars dropped a doubleheader against Rhode Island. Providence has dropped ten of its last eleven games. Jessie Bryant leads Friar batting with a .294 average, 20 RBI and four home runs. The Hoyas will honor the four-year careers of seniors Mackensey Carter and Cara Savarese on Sunday before the game scheduled for Sunday at noon. Both Carter and Savarese are four-year starters as well as founding members of the first class of four-year BIG EAST conference competition in program history. Pitcher Mackensey Carter has started 187 games in her four-year career. Carter has recorded 160 hits and 74 RBI to go with 16 homeruns from the plate. She has thrown 294 strikeouts in 102 career appearances on the mound. Carter is a three-year All-BIG EAST team selection, including being named to the second team for two consecutive years, and earning third team honors her freshmen year. She has been named a BIG EAST scholar athlete for three years as well as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete for three years. First baseman and outfielder Cara Savarese has started in 185 of 187 games in her career with 119 hits and 43 RBI. She was a BIG EAST Honor Roll selection in 2011. Savarese was named a BIG EAST scholar athlete in 2009 and 2011. "Cara and Mackensey were outstanding scholars and dedicated athletes," said Head Coach Pat Conlan. "Both players showed tremendous poise and were always able to deliver in clutch situations. They were good leaders and made played a huge role in building the foundation of this program. Both Cara and Mac had strong family ties and we appreciate the support the families gave the program throughout their careers. I will miss the girls and their daily contributions to our team."