GW Softball Falls to Campbell, 11-1, at Hampton Inn Invitational
Feb. 9, 2013
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The George Washington softball team fell to host Campbell, 11-1, in five innings on Saturday afternoon, the second day of the Hampton Inn Invitational. The Colonials' final game of the tournament against Virginia was postponed due to the cold and will be made up later in the season in Charlottesville, Va.
The Camels jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Campbell loaded the bases with one out on three straight walks, and after an RBI groundout drove in the first run of the game, the Camels scored twice more on an error.
Both teams loaded the bases in the second, but failed to score. The Colonials (1-2) got their lone run of the game in the third on an RBI single by freshman Carlee Gray that plated junior Chelsea Lenhart. An infield single by senior Tara Fogarty was the Colonials' third hit of the inning and gave them two on with two outs, but they were not able to get another run across.
Campbell (4-0) struck for eight runs over the final three innings to win in five. The Camels got a pair of runs in the third on a two-run homer by pitcher Olivia Scarborough, and they had two more singles in the inning, but sophomore catcher Samantha Dos Santos gunned down both runners attempting to steal second.
Scarborough again had the big blow in the fourth with a two-run double. Then in the fifth, catcher Courtney Klingler hit a three-run home run and the Camels walked off with the 11-1 win.
Freshman Meghan Rico (1-1) suffered the loss after allowing five runs (three earned) on four hits and five walks in 2.1 innings of work. Sophomore Chelsey Pedley pitched the final 1.2 innings and surrendered six runs on seven hits.
Scarborough (1-0) earned the win after giving up just one run on five hits in the five-inning complete game. She also led the Camels at the plate, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs, while Klingler was 1-for-3, drove in three runs and scored three times. Right fielder Sarah Forgacs also had a pair of hits and drove in two runs for Campbell.
The Colonials return to action next weekend when they travel to Spartanburg, S.C., for the Spartan Invitational hosted by USC Upstate. GW will take on Bowling Green, Samford, George Mason and the host Spartans at the three-day tournament, which takes place Feb. 15-17.