Softball Stops Losing Streak with 6-5 Victory over Mason
April 13, 2011
FAIRFAX, VA- Behind Sandi Moynihan's three hits and Chelsea Lenhart's three RBI, the George Washington softball team snapped its seven-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over area rival George Mason on Wednesday. The Colonials improve to 12-17-1 on the season while the Patriots fall to 12-20.
The Colonials found themselves down 3-0 before pushing across a run in the top of the fifth, when Moynihan scored on a Lenhart single to right field.
Mason extended the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the inning on a two-run home run off of GW relief pitcher senior Ali Pardo.
GW's bats came alive in the top of the sixth. Senior Katie Terrazas drew a leadoff walk to get the Colonials going. After a hit by Autumn Taylor and a walk by Lacey Cook, the bases were loaded for a two-run RBI double for Moynihan.
Pinch-hitter Kara Clauss scored Cook on an error by Mason's first baseman to put the score at 5-4, with two on and no outs. Mason was able to get two outs on fielder's choices, but Lenhart hit a two-RBI single to take the lead 6-5 before the inning ended.
GW starter Heidi Penna came back in the game, only allowing one Mason runner on in the bottom of the sixth and seventh for the win. Penna pitched five and a third innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven Mason hits. She struck out one and walked one.
Pardo, earning the victory, pitched one and two-thirds innings in relief, giving up a two-run home run and striking out one.
The Colonials return to Atlantic 10 Conference action, traveling south to take on Charlotte for a Sunday, April 17 doubleheader. The first pitch between the Colonials and 49ers is set for 12:00 pm for the first game