Late Rally Falls Short as GW Softball Falls to UMBC, 10-6
Colonials Score in Each of Last Three innings
March 27, 2014
WASHINGTON - The George Washington softball team rallied with runs in each of the last three innings but fell to UMBC, 10-6, on Thursday afternoon at the GW Softball Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.
UMBC (20-9) scored six runs in the first inning on three hits and four walks to take a 6-0 lead.
GW (11-19-1) found the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning. After a two-out single from freshman Bradleigh Breland, junior Victoria Valos drove a double to the gap in left center field for an RBI, making the score 6-1. Sophomore Carlee Gray followed with a base hit up the middle to score Valos, cutting the deficit to 6-2.
The Colonials struck again the bottom of the fifth inning on a sequence that started with consecutive errors to put two runners on with no outs. An RBI groundout by Gray scored freshman Megan Linn from second base to pull the Colonials within three at 6-3.
A three-run home run in the top of the sixth by UMBC's Jordan Spanga put the Retrievers up 9-3 but the Colonials continued to chip away at the deficit in the bottom half of the inning.
After a one-out double from junior Samantha Dos Santos, Linn singled up the middle to drive in the run from second base and make the score 9-4.
The Retrievers added a run in the top of the seventh and GW attempted to rally in the bottom half, using a RBI groundouts from junior McKinley Tretler and freshman Jillian Galich, but UMBC's Jessica Holte ended the threat and clinched the win.
Sophomore Morgan Matetic finished 2-for-3 while Breland was 2-for-4 with one run scored. Gray was 1-for-2 with a team-high two RBIs and one run scored.
GW returns to action on Sunday afternoon with an Atlantic 10 doubleheader against Massachusetts at the GW Softball Field. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.