Softball Rallies Past Mount St. Mary's in Game One, 4-3
March 29, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - Junior Caroline Howe doubled down the right field line to lead the George Washington Colonials (12-12) to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Mount Vernon Field. Howe's opposite field game-winner scored senior Elana Meyers all the way from first. The win for GW was the Colonials 50th all-time win.
Down 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, the Colonials cut the lead to 3-2 with a pair of RBIs by sophomores Tori Sensi and Carrie Higdon. Meyers led off the inning with a single, extending her consecutive game hitting streak to a career-high 12 games. With junior Caroline Howe batting, Meyers stole second and Howe walked putting two runners on. Junior Hilary King then laid down a bunt down the first base line putting both runners in scoring position. Sensi then drove in the first GW run with a single to centerfield and Higdon followed up with a sacrifice fly to center to cut the lead to one.
Senior Nikki Brooks led off the bottom of the seventh with a pinch hit double to left center and with two outs, advanced to third on a wild pitch. Meyers drove Brooks in to tie the game with a single to right field before Howe's game-winning double.
Junior Katie Miller got the win for the Colonials in relief of freshman Amanda Gabriel. Miller went the final four innings giving up just two runs on three hits, while striking out four.
Jamie Fowler received the loss for the Mount while relieving Reanna Tuczynski. Fowler came into the game after Brooks' pinch hit double. Tuczynski went six innings giving up three earned runs on five hits in the no-decision.