Softball Falls at SIU-Edwardsville, 8-0
April 4, 2010
EWARDSVILLE, IL--The George Washington Colonials stepped out of Atlantic 10 Conference play Sunday, to take on the SIUE Cougars. The Colonials fell to the Cougars 8-0 in five innings to fall to 4-20 on the season, while the Cougars improved to 20-16.
Freshman pitcher Elaine Nescio took to the circle for her first collegiate start, getting the loss in three-plus innings of work. Nescio allowed four runs, walked two and struck out one.
Freshman catcher Tara Fogarty had a big weekend on the road, earning her third hit of the weekend in the second inning. Fogarty also drew a walk in the fourth, but was left stranded both innings.
SIUE got on the board in the second after Nescio gave up a lead off home run. With two outs, Fogarty overthrew second base on a steal, allowing SIUE to go up 2-0 before Nescio got the next batter to fly out to end the inning.
The Cougars had a big inning in the fourth, scoring five runs on four hits and one error, including a two-run homer to left field. Two runs of the inning were charged to Nescio while the other three were charged to relief pitcher Heidi Penna.
Penna threw one and two thirds innings for the Colonials, giving up the eighth run in the loss.
The Colonials head back to the East Coast to take on Maryland on Wednesday, April 7 for a non-conference double-header with first pitch at 5 p.m. GW's next home double-header is on Thursday, April 8 against Mount St. Mary's at 3 p.m.