Softball Drops Game 2 of Carolina Classic to Penn State, 5-0
Feb. 14, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, NC - The George Washington softball team was defeated by Penn State in its second game of the Carolina Classic, hosted by University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, Saturday afternoon, 5-0.
Freshman Kara Clauss got her first GW career start in the circle. In six innings, Clauss allowed 12 hits, five earned runs, three walks and collected four strikeouts for the Colonials.
"Kara was very composed on the mound and stayed ahead of the batters in the early innings well," head coach Kim Staehle said. "Some of the runs in the latter innings was just because she was getting tight and not used to throwing six innings.
"She really did a good job for her first career college start."
Sophomore Katie Terrazas reached base for the second time to two games with a double in the fourth inning, but was left stranded.
Freshman Jordyn O'Donnell led off the fifth inning with a single. Two batters later, Clauss was hit by a pitch and freshman Krissy Mackiewicz had a sacrifice hit Ali Waterman, who came into pinch run for O'Donnell and moved Clauss up a base. But the inning ended on a Carrie Higdon strikeout.
The Colonials continue play Saturday in the Carolina Classic against No. 9 California at 5:30 p.m.