In the Softball Battle of the Georges, Washington Falls To Mason
April 25, 2003
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington Softball team dropped the first game of a doubleheader versus George Mason 6-0 on Friday, April 25 at the GW-Mount Vernon Softball Field, but battled in game two, only to lose 2-1 after leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. The two losses dropped the Colonials record to 3-28 on the season.
The Colonials fell behind quickly in game one by giving up two earned and two unearned runs in the top of the first. GW tried to strike back in the bottom of the first after freshman Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA/Lithia Springs) walked and advanced to third on a single by senior Edna Coonan (Hazlet, NJ/Raritan). Coonan stole second, but she and Meyers would advance no further as the Patriots stifled the Colonials threat.
George Mason tacked on two more runs, one in the second and one in the fifth, and Patriot pitcher Dianna Austin only allowed one more hit, another single by Coonan, on her way to the 6-0 victory.
The second game turned into a pitcher's duel between GW's Meyers and George Mason's Kathy Hrycyna. The Patriots got on the board first with a run in the top of the first. The teams went scoreless over the next four innings until GW tied the game on an RBI single by sophomore Jen Lawrence (Nassau, NY/Columbia).
George Mason struck back in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Tasha Galecki. The Colonials threatened in the bottom of the seventh after loading the bases, but Lawrence grounded out to end the game. Meyers only gave up four hits while striking out seven, but it wasn't enough as GW lost the game 2-1.
The Colonials will celebrate Senior Day when they take on Fordham on Sunday, April 27 at 12:00 p.m. at the GW-Mount Vernon Softball Field.