May 2, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown softball squad dropped both games in Saturday's doubleheader against Seton Hall in South Orange, N.J. With the losses, the team falls to 14-42 overall and 4-14 in BIG EAST conference play.
Game One: Seton Hall 4, Georgetown 3
Senior pitcher Megan Hyson (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) pitched 10.1 innings for the Blue & Gray and allowed four runs off of seven hits to go with nine strikeouts.
Seton Hall was first on the board as it scored two runs off of two hits for the early 2-0 lead. Both teams would remain quiet for the next three innings as they would combine for a total of two hits through the fifth inning.
It was in the top of the fifth that the Hoyas got on the board as they tied the game at 2-2 following a sacrifice fly by Theresa Kane (Mystic, Conn./Stonington) that brought Payton Lawton (Yorba Linda, Calif./Rosmary) home. Following Kane's sac fly at the top of the order, Samantha Giovanniello (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) singled into second base and Delaney Osterday (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) scored the tying run.
The Hoyas took the lead in the top of the sixth inning as Sophia Gargicevich-Almeida (Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King) scored an unearned run following a fielding error by the shortstop that made it 3-2. Seton Hall had an immediate answer, however, as it scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth to tie it back up at 3-3.
Neither GU nor Seton Hall was able to record a hit to close the game out in the seventh and the game went into extra innings. The squads went back and forth in innings eighth through 10 and it was a single up the middle by the Pirates' first baseman in the bottom of the 11th inning that won the game for Seton Hall, 4-3.
Taylor Henry (Front Royal, Va./Skyline) led all batters with two hits while Hannah Ramsey (Buda, Texas/Jack C. Hays), Gabriela Elvina (Edison, N.J./Bishop George Ahr), Grace Appelbe (Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep), Gargicevich-Almeida and Giovanniello all had one hit.
Game Two: Seton Hall 5, Georgetown 1
Lauren O'Leary (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) took the loss in game two, allowing five runs off of 10 hits over six innings in the circle.
The Pirates were first on the board in the second game as they scored two runs off of three hits in the bottom of the first to go up 2-0 after one inning of play.
Georgetown answered in the top of the third, as Giovanniello hit her second home run of the season, a solo shot to right field that closed the gap at 2-1.
Seton Hall added to its lead in the bottom of the fourth scoring an addition run off a hit for the 3-1 advantage, the Pirates added the final two runs in the bottom of the sixth for the 5-1 final.
Giovanniello had three hits for the Blue & Gray while Henry, Kane and Ramsey had one apiece.
The Hoyas and Pirates wrap up the series tomorrow with first pitch slated for 12:30 p.m.