Softball Falls to Saint Joseph's in A-10 Match-up
April 1, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC -- The George Washington softball team fell in their Friday afternoon Atlantic 10 game to Saint Joseph's 10-0 in five innings. The Colonials fall to 11-12-1 on the season, 3-2 in A-10 play, while the Hawks improve to 21-11 on the season, 5-2 in league play.
SJU got on the board in the top of the first, scoring two runs on two hits and two GW errors, all with two outs already on the board.
The Hawks increased their lead to 5-0 in the second inning, scoring three runs on four hits. SJU roughed up GW starter Heidi Penna for five more runs in the fourth inning, including a grand slam homerun. Senior Ali Pardo came in relief, holding the Hawks off the base paths for the last two outs of the fourth and the fifth inning.
Terrazas got on base in the fourth for GW off an error by SJU's second baseman and advanced one base on a passed ball during Wilson's at-bat. Wilson was able to move Terrazas into scoring position on a groundout to the left side of the field but the Colonials four and five hitters were unable to score her.
Amanda Zakeri drew a fifth inning walk after being inserted into the line-up in the top of the fourth to play centerfield, but was left stranded.
Penna (3-5) threw three and a third innings for the Colonials, getting tagged for eight earned runs on 11 hits. She struck out two, walked none and hit one batter. Penna walked one batter in her inning and two-thirds of relief pitching.
The Colonials and the Hawks are back in action at Mount Vernon Field on Saturday for the final game of the series starting at 12:00 pm.