Colonials Fall to Colgate, Manhattan in GW Invitational
Feb. 29, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington softball team lost both of its games played on the second day of the GW Invitational on Sunday, Feb. 29, at Mount Vernon Field. The Colonials fell to Colgate, 8-1, and to Manhattan, 6-0, while their final game of the tournament against Mount St. Mary's was cancelled due to impending darkness.
In other games in the GW Invitational Sunday, Colgate (5-0) defeated Mount St. Mary's (1-3), 3-0, and Manhattan (2-3) defeated Mount St. Mary's, 5-2 in eight innings. Each game was limited to 90 minutes due to the fact the field is not lighted.
In George Washington's first game of the day, Colgate scored twice in the first inning and twice in the third to take a 4-0 lead before the Colonials (1-5-1) got on the scoreboard in their half of the third. Freshman Melanie Lewis (Charlotte, NC/Independence) led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Tonya Brown (Washington, DC/Archbishop Carroll) and scored on a triple by sophomore Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA/Lithia Springs). The Raiders two more runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings for the final margin.
Meyers was 3-3 to lead GW at the plate, while Nichole Rawson, Natalie Rawson and Danielle Soule each had two hits for Colgate. Natalie Rawson and Soule each added two runs batted in, and Kelsey Nordstrom allowed four hits and struck out six over four innings to earn the victory on the mound for the Raiders. Freshman Gabby Culp (Desoto, TX/Bishop Dunne) took the loss for George Washington, allowing four hits and walking six while striking out nine in four innings.
Manhattan pitcher Colleen Horgan allowed three hits, walked one and struck out two in six innings to gain the shutout in GW's next contest. The Jaspers scored one run in the first, four in the second and another in the third for all the offense they would need. Meg Jurkowski was 3-3 with two RBI to lead Manhattan at the plate and Liz Strein added two hits, while Lewis was 2-2 for the Colonials. Freshman Lisa Cohen (Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) started the game on the mound for George Washington and took the loss.
The Colonials return to action Tuesday, March 2, as they host Maryland-Eastern Shore in a doubleheader at 2 p.m.