April 7, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown softball team is heading to Towson, Md. for a midweek doubleheader with the Towson Tigers. Originally scheduled as a single game at 6 p.m., the Hoyas and Tigers added a second game, which will be played at 3:30 p.m. Both games will be played at the newly renovated Tiger Softball Stadium.
The Hoyas are looking to snap a five-game losing streak after being swept by St. John's in New York over the Easter weekend. GU is sitting at 12-20 overall with a BIG EAST record of 2-5.
GU was unable to keep pace with a red hot St. John's offense and dropped Thursday's games, 12-2 and 6-0. Georgetown was first on the board in Saturday's contest scoring four runs over the first two innings, but gave up five runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead from the Hoyas. Georgetown was able to answer in the top of the fourth to tie it up. After two quiet innings, the teams were poised for an extra inning showdown until St. John's catcher Erin Burner hit a two-run shot to right center in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
Theresa Kane (Mystic, Conn./Stonington) had three hits over the weekend to increase her total to 30 during her freshman campaign. She leads the team in the category with junior Samantha Giovanniello (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) who also has 30. Giovanniello recorded two hits in the series versus the Red Storm.
Kane is also the team leader, and is in a three-way tie for second place in the BIG EAST, in runs scored at 23. Kane has gone 13-of-17 in stolen bases this season, which is second in the conference.
Senior pitcher Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) was in the circle for eight innings over the weekend and recorded three strikeouts to move to 116 on the season. Her 116 strikeouts are second in the conference behind Kate Poppe of Villanova.
Georgetown and Towson last met on April 24 of last season and GU came out on top with a 10-1 final in a five inning game. Hyson pitched the one-hitter and recorded nine strikeouts in addition to also recording a hit. Grace Appelbe (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep), Giovanniello, Alessandra Gargicevich-Almeida (Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King), Sophia Gargicevich-Almeida (Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King) and Taylor Henry (Front Royal, Va./Skyline) all recorded hits in the victory over the Tigers last season.
Towson has won four of its last five games and is hosting Delaware State on Tuesday afternoon before welcoming the Hoyas.
For the Tigers, Brook Miko leads the team with 17 runs scored and a total of 30 hits. She also has a team-high 17 RBIs, tied with Missy McCormick for the team lead. McCormick has also seen the most action in the circle for the Tigers at 81.1 innings pitched with an ERA of 2.84 and 69 strikeouts. Following the Wednesday twin bill, the Hoyas will host DePaul for a three-game series at Guy Mason Field. First pitch for the Saturday games is scheduled for noon.