GW Drops Two to Towson
March 11, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington Colonials Softball team found out earlier today, March 11, that their first two games would be considered exhibitions, and therefore, opened their inaugural season with a doubleheader against Towson. Unfortunately, they couldn't take advantage of the fresh start and dropped a pair of games, 8-2 and 3-1, at the GW-Mount Vernon Softball field.
Freshman Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA/Lithia Springs) threw the first pitch in GW softball history at 2:00 p.m. in an at bat that ended in a strikeout. She finished the first half of the inning without giving up a hit or a run. The Colonials came to the plate with Meyers taking a walk. She took advantage of a sacrifice bunt by senior Edna Coonan (Hazlet, NJ/Raritan) and advanced all the way to third. Meyers then scored the first run in Colonial history on a passed ball to give GW the 1-0 lead.
The score stayed the same until the third when Towson's bats came alive. The Tigers followed two singles with a double by Sam Schaukowitch that plated two runs. Towson then had another single followed by a run-scoring double. A sacrifice fly scored the fourth run and an RBI single finished the five run inning.
The Colonials added another run in the bottom of the fourth, but Towson tallied one in the fifth and two in the sixth to end the game, 8-2.
In the second game, Towson took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third on a wild pitch where the runner scored from third and error on freshman Lissa Moses (Hamden, CT/Choate Rosemary Hall) that allowed a Towson runner to score. The Colonials drew within one in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by Coonan. The Colonials then loaded the bases but were unable to capitalize when sophomore Monica Foote (Youngstown, NY/Lewiston-Porter) struck out.
Towson added another run in the top of the sixth and the Colonials were unable to do any damage in the bottom half of the inning before the game was called due to darkness.
GW will look to record the first win in school history when they face Coppin State on Wednesday, March 12 in a doubleheader at the GW-Mount Vernon Softball Field at 2:00 p.m.