April 2, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Georgetown University softball team was unable to keep pace with a red hot St. John's offense and dropped both of its games on Thursday afternoon in Queens, N.Y. With the losses, Georgetown falls to 12-19 overall and 2-4 in BIG EAST play.
Game One: St. John's 12, Georgetown 2
Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) and Delaney Osterday (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) saw time in the circle for the Hoyas in the first game. O'Leary went 1.2 innings, giving up four runs off six hits while Osterday went two innings and gave up two runs off four hits. Hyson pitched the first third of the first inning, allowing six runs off three hits.
The Red Storm was quick to get on the board, as it scored five of its six runs in the bottom of the inning with one out. Following a Hoyas pitching change, St. John's added the sixth run off a sac bunt. The Red Storm would add to the lead in the bottom of the second inning as they added an additional four runs to go up on the Hoyas 10-0.
Theresa Kane (Mystic, Conn./Stonington) recorded a hit in the top of the third inning, extending her hit streak to four games, but the Hoyas were unable to get on the board.
In the bottom of the third, St. John's would add to its lead once again as it added two more runs to go up on GU 12-0.
The Blue & Gray got on the board in the top of the fourth inning as Sophia Gargicevich-Almeida (Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King) hit a solo shot down the left field line to make it 12-1. Gargicevich-Almeida has a team-high four homers this season.
The second GU run of the game came in the top of the fifth inning when Samantha Giovanniello (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) scored an unearned run for the 12-2 score, which would be the final as the game was called due to run differential.
In addition to Kane and Gargicevich-Almeida, Grace Appelbe (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) and Giovanniello also recorded hits.
Game Two: St. John's 6, Georgetown 0
St. John's would score runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings to take the second game from the Hoyas on Thursday afternoon.
Hyson fell to 9-9 on the season as she went five innings and gave up six runs on six hits.
After a quiet first two innings, the Red Storm scored two runs in the bottom of the third to go up 2-0. They would add a third run in the bottom of the fourth for the 3-0 lead.
St. John's would add three insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game out of reach for the Blue & Gray at 6-0.
Giovanniello, Hyson, Hannah Ramsey (Buda, Texas/Jack C. Hays) and Gabriela Elvina (Edison, N.J./Bishop George Ahr) recorded hits for GU.
The teams play the rubber match to close out the series on Saturday at noon. The final game will be carried live on ESPN3 via WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN app on mobile devices.