GW Softball Downed by Towson, 10-0
Colonials Surrender Nine Runs in Third Inning
April 2, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - The George Washington softball team allowed two homers and nine runs in the third inning en route to a 10-0 five-inning loss at Towson on Tuesday afternoon at the Tiger Softball Complex.
Towson (16-21-1) took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when first baseman Bina Abbott drew a two-out walk, stole second and came around to score on a single by catcher Caitie Barber.
GW (11-16) threatened in the top of the third with a pair of runners in scoring position, but was unable to capitalize.
The Tigers then exploded for nine runs on six hits in the bottom of the inning. After loading the bases with a single and two walks, Towson got one run on a sacrifice fly and another on an RBI base hit. The Tigers reloaded the bases with another walk, then Barber deposited the ball over the wall in right center field for a grand slam and a 7-0 lead. Two more batters reached base on an error and a walk to bring up shortstop Hailey Balk, who hit a three-run homer to complete Towson's scoring.
Freshman first baseman Carlee Gray picked up the Colonials' lone hit of the game, a single to right field in the fourth inning. She has now reached base in a school-record 18 straight games dating to Feb. 27 against Drexel.
Freshman Meghan Rico (6-7) suffered the loss after giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on seven hits and five walks in three innings. Junior Courtney Martin pitched the final frame for GW, surrendering one hit while striking out two.
Katie Lingmai (7-12) tossed five scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk with seven strikeouts in the complete game victory.
The Colonials return to action on Friday, when they host Atlantic 10 newcomer Butler at 3 p.m. at the GW Softball Field on the Mount Vernon Campus.