Georgetown Softball Travels to Play Local Rival George Washington on Thursday

March 21, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University softball team (12-17) will play cross-town rival George Washington (7-16) at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. The Hoyas look to extend a two game winning streak against the Colonials.

The Blue & Gray is coming off a pair of one-run victories against Sacred Heart and Mount St. Mary's on Sunday. Junior catcher Shikara Lowe (Beaverton, Ore./Jesuit) led Georgetown on offense with a triple to bring in the tying runs against Sacred Heart, and a walk-off home run to win the game in seven innings.

Lowe is the toughest batter in the BIG EAST to strikeout, suffering just one strikeout in 62 at bats. Samantha Dodd of DePaul trails Lowe with one strikeout in 59 at bats.

Georgetown is tied for third in the BIG EAST in RBI with 92 and ranks fourth in runs scored with 105.

Hoyas pitchers Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada), Mackensey Carter (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo), and Hannah Slovacek (Austin, Texas/Westlake) have combined to rank second in the BIG EAST in strikeouts with 141. The Hoyas rank behind Syracuse who leads with 159. The four Georgetown pitchers also post the fifth-best ERA in the conference at 2.89.

The George Washington Colonials most recently fell in a two-run decision 9-7 to BIG EAST team Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 18. Autumn Taylor leads the Colonials in batting average (.325), hits (25), RBI (17), and home runs (7). George Washington currently ranks sixth in the Atlantic 10.

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