GW Softball Edged by Dartmouth, 2-1, at Colonial Classic
Taylor Drives in Lone Run with Sacrifice Fly
March 2, 2013
WASHINGTON - Senior Autumn Taylor broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly, but Dartmouth scored twice in the seventh to defeat the George Washington softball team, 2-1, on the second day of the Colonial Classic at the GW Softball Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Neither team mustered much offense in the early innings. Dartmouth loaded the bases twice but each time freshman Meghan Rico escaped the jams by striking out the final batter.
Freshman Carlee Gray reached on a three-base error to lead off the bottom of the sixth, and Taylor promptly drove her in with a sacrifice fly to give GW a 1-0 advantage. Junior Chelsea Lenhart followed with a double, but the Colonials (3-10) were unable to add to their lead.
In the top of the seventh, Dartmouth (5-3) loaded the bases on walks with two outs, prompting a pitching change, and right fielder Morgan Wharton lined the first pitch she saw from junior Courtney Martin into left field to drive in two runs and put the Big Green on top, 2-1.
Martin struck out the next batter, but the Colonials went down in order in the bottom of the seventh.
Rico (2-5) took the loss and was charged with two runs on five hits in 6.2 innings. She walked eight and struck out a career-high 10 batters. Morgan McCalmon (1-1) earned the victory for Dartmouth. She gave up just one unearned run on three hits and a walk in five innings in relief. Kristen Rumley earned her first save of the season after pitching a perfect seventh.
Seton Hall defeated Dartmouth, 5-0, in the first game of the day. The tournament's last contest between Bucknell and Seton Hall was suspended after three innings with the Pirates leading, 4-0.
Sunday's action is slated to begin at 11 a.m. with Bucknell and Dartmouth resuming Friday's suspended game. Seton Hall and Bucknell will then resume their game at 12:30 p.m. and play their regularly scheduled game at 2:30 p.m. GW's game against Seton Hall, which was originally scheduled for 3:15 p.m., will not be played.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday when they visit Towson at 2 p.m.
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