April 26, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown softball team was unable to respond after Providence (13-21, 6-10 BIG EAST) scored two runs over the fourth and fifth inning and dropped the series finale, 6-3, to fall to 14-30 overall and 4-12 in BIG EAST play on Sunday afternoon at Guy Mason Field.
Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) took the loss in the contest, as she gave up four runs off of two hits in one inning of work in the circle. Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) pitched the final six innings, allowing two runs off of seven hits. Hyson also had six strikeouts in her appearance.
After Providence scored its first run of the game off a solo home run to go up 1-0 in the top of the first inning, the Hoyas responded in the bottom of the inning. Theresa Kane (Mystic, Conn./Stonington) got things started when she doubled down the left field line from the leadoff position. Two batters later, Hyson hit her second home run of the season, a two run shot over the center field fence that put the Hoyas up 2-1 after the first inning.
The Friars had a response of their own, however, as a home run brought in three runners for the 4-2 lead. Georgetown cut the deficit to one after a single from Taylor Henry (Front Royal, Va./Skyline) scored Gabriela Elvina (Edison, N.J./Bishop George Ahr) who had doubled ahead of her to make it 4-3.
Providence extended its lead to 5-3 in the top of the fourth and added an insurance run in the top of the fifth for the 6-3 advantage. GU had two hits in the bottom of the fifth and another in the bottom of the sixth but was unable to bring runners home.
Kane, Elvina and Delaney Osterday (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) all had two-hit efforts in the loss. Henry and Hyson each had one hit apiece in the contest.
The Hoyas close out the season on the road as they visit Seton Hall for a three-game series May 2-3 in South Orange, N.J. Saturday's doubleheader is slated for a noon start.