March 3, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington softball team (5-2) rallied from a two-run deficit in the top of the seventh to defeat Canisius (1-5) 6-3 in GW's only game in the second day of the Colonial Classic. The Colonials scored five runs on seven hits in the inning.
Down 3-1, junior Colleen Kegler led off the inning with a single to left field and was pinch ran for by sophomore Tori Sensi. Junior Katie Miller then lined a double to center field advancing Sensi to third. Freshman Amanda Holst next singled to right advancing Miller to third and scoring Sensi.
Only up by one, the Golden Griffins countered by replacing starting pitcher Juliette Bowers with Mallory Aldred.
Holst immediately stole second to put two runners in scoring position. Senior Elana Meyers then singled up the middle to score Miller and tie the game at 3. Meyers then stole second but a bad throw by catcher Cameron Norton allowed Holst to score from third to give GW a 4-3 lead. That would be all the Colonials would need but they managed to knock in two more runs before Canisius could stop the bleeding.
Freshman Amanda Gabriel had the best performance of her collegiate career by allowing just six hits, three runs (1 earned), while striking out five in her first career complete game.
The Colonials are back in action tomorrow in the final day of the Colonial Classic as they take on Longwood at 1:00 pm and Army at 3:00 pm.
The updated schedule for tomorrow's games are as follows:
9:00 am: Canisius vs. Army
11:00 am: Longwood vs. Canisius
1:00 pm: GW vs. Longwood
3:00 pm: GW vs. Army