March 12, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown softball team dropped its final games in Florida on Wednesday evening. The first game was a 3-1 final against Lehigh, the second was a 10-2 final versus the University of South Florida. The Hoyas have been in Florida for the past week, a span in which they have gone 1-6. Overall, GU sits at 7-11.
GAME ONE: Lehigh 3, Georgetown 1
Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) pitched the full game for the Blue & Gray, striking out five in the circle. Her record is 6-4 this season.
The scoreboard remained at 0-0 through the first three innings, as both teams combined for only two hits.
Lehigh was able to get on the board in the top of the fourth when a double to right center field scored two to put the Mountain Hawks up 2-0. Lehigh would bring another runner in off of a bunt in the top of the sixth to increase the lead to 3-0.
Georgetown got on the board in the bottom of the sixth as Samantha Giovanniello (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) singled to left field to score Gabriela Elvina (Edison, N.J./Bishop George Ahr) to make it 3-1. The Blue & Gray recorded the hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, but couldn't make anything of it to make the final 3-1.
GAME TWO: University of South Florida 10, Georgetown 2
Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) got the start for the Hoyas in the circle. She faced 22 batters over 3.1 innings of work.
Georgetown was able to keep the Bulls quiet through three innings, holding USF to three hits and two runs to go into the fourth inning down 2-0. GU got on the board in the top of the fourth as both Hyson and Grace Appelbe (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) scored unearned runs to tie it up at 2-2.
The Bulls' bats exploded in the bottom of the fourth inning, however, as six hits would result in eight runs to put game out of the Hoyas' reach as the USF lead increased to 10-2. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Hoyas return to action on Friday, March 13 as they return to the DMV to participate in the Cherry Blossom Classic hosted by George Mason. The Blue & Gray are scheduled to face Wagner and George Mason on Friday. First pitch against the Seahawks is at 12:15 p.m. ET.