April 16, 2016
The Georgetown University softball team (8-28, 2-8 BIG EAST) bounced back to win its second game of the day and earned a split in a doubleheader against Seton Hall University on Saturday. The Hoyas lost the first game, 4-2 in 10 innings, but came back to defeat the Pirates, 6-5, in the second game.
Game 1: Georgetown 2, Seton Hall 4(10)
The two teams traded zeroes to keep the opening game scoreless until the top of the sixth when the Pirates used four singles to bring home a pair of runs and take a 2-0 lead.
Fighting to stay alive, the Hoyas responded with two runs off of three hits in the bottom of the seventh to send the contest into extra innings. The runs came from an RBI double down the left field line from senior Taylor Henry (Front Royal, Va./Skyline) with freshman Kelly Amen (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) scored on an error by Seton Hall's pitcher Madison Stuck.
The teams held the game knotted at two until the top of the 10th frame when the Pirates took a two-run lead off a double to the right-center field gap. The Hoyas would put up two hits in the bottom of the inning, but were not able capitalize on the momentum.
Game 2: Georgetown 6, Seton Hall 5
In the second game, the Hoyas took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, making a profit off of a Seton Hall fielding error. However, the advantage was soon erased as the Pirates put up an RBI single to tie the game in the top of the second.
After a scoreless third inning, Seton Hall took a 2-1 lead with a sacrifice fly from Yasmin Harrell.
Georgetown evened the score in the bottom of the fifth as the Hoyas used a sacrifice fly and a single from freshman Sarah Bennett (Owings, Md./Northern) to drive in sophomore Theresa Kane (Mystic, Conn./Stonington), who led off the inning with a single up the middle.
Seton Hall answered right back with a two-run single with bases loaded in the top of the sixth to re-take the lead at 4-2.
Still in the game, Georgetown was able to answer in the bottom of the sixth with four runs to go up 6-4. With two outs, the Blue & Gray used hits from Henry, Amen, Mallory Belknap (Scottsdale, Ariz./Xavier College Prep) and Bennett to drive in the four runs with bases loaded.
The Pirates found one more run the seventh frame but could not find the momentum to overcome GU's sixth-inning offensive outburst. The Hoyas claimed the game 6-4. The win gave junior Delaney Osterday (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc) her second victory in the circle this season as the junior allowed five runs, three earned, on 10 hits over 7.0 innings.
Overall, Georgetown registered 19 hits on the day with nine Hoyas connecting at the plate. Henry led the effort going 4-for-7 with one run and one RBI.
The Hoyas and the Pirates conclude their weekend BIG EAST series with game three on Sunday, April 17. First pitch at Guy Mason Field is set for noon, with live stats available at www.guhoyas.com.