Softball's Wilson Homers in 5-1 Loss to No. 9 California
Feb. 14, 2009
CHAPEL HILL, NC - Freshman Lauren Wilson hit her first college career homerun for George Washington (0-3) in a 5-1 loss to No. 9 California (6-1) in the Carolina Classic on the campus of the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, NC.
Wilson went deep in the fifth inning on a 3-0 count. Her hit was also the first run batted in for the Colonials this season.
Junior Amanda Gabriel was in the circle for the Colonials and threw six innings, allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out four Golden Bears.
"Amanda threw one of the best games I have seen from her," head coach Kim Staehle said. "She stayed ahead of the batters and got some of their best hitters to strike out."
Freshman Krissy Mackiewicz was moved to the second spot in the line-up for this game and in the first inning sacrifice hit Carrie Higdon to second, in the fourth got on base after getting hit by a pitch and in the sixth inning she singled down the leftfield line and advanced on an over throw by the leftfielder.
"Krissy had a great day at the plate," Staehle said. "She was hitting the ball hard every time, especially the hit down the line."
California was aggressive on the base paths and stole nine bases.
"They are Cal," Staehle said. "They are exceptional at hitting and a very fast team. The fact that we played one-error defensive ball and strung together some hits was great."
The Colonials play the fourth game in the Colonial Classic against Wichita State at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in Chapel Hill, NC. This will be the first time the Colonials have faced a team from the Missouri Valley Conference in program history.