Longwood Takes Second Straight Doubleheader From Softball
Lancers blank GW, 4-0, in game one, before taking nightcap with 7-1 victory
April 26, 2005
FARMVILLE, VA - For the second time in three days, the George Washington University softball team dropped a non-conference doubleheader against Longwood, 4-0 and 7-1, this time at Lancer Field Tuesday afternoon. Freshman third baseman Lindsay Graham (Palm Bay, FL) led the Colonials with three hits on the afternoon, while sophomore Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA) and first baseman Caroline Howe (Los Alamitos, CA) each chipped in with two hits.
With the victories, Longwood improves to 32-20 overall on the season and extends its winning streak to 10 games, while GW falls to 9-29 overall.
In the opener, the Lancers built a 3-0 lead over the first two innings. After back-to-back one-out hits in the first, an error by Colonials' second baseman Cat Belanger (Monterey, CA) allowed two runs to cross, while an RBI groundout from shortstop Ryan Washington plated the Lancers' lone run in the second.
Longwood extended its lead to 4-0 in the fifth courtesy of an RBI single from the pitcher Jen Steele. GW led off the seventh with consecutive singles from Meyers and Graham, but were unable to produce any runs and the Lancers held on for the win.
Freshman Jen Hrycyna (North Brunswick, NJ) (7-10) was hit with the loss after allowing four runs (three earned) on just four hits in 6.0 innings of work. She also struck out two. At the plate, Graham finished 2-for-3, while Meyers, Howe and freshman Colleen Kegler (Yardley, PA) each added a single.
The Lancers jumped on top once again in the first in the nightcap with a single run, and added four more runs in the third to take a 5-0 lead after three innings. Longwood's big inning was highlighted by a two-run triple from the designated player Megan Camden.
The Colonials cut the margin to 5-1 in the top of the fourth as Howe led off the inning with her fifth double of the season and later scored on an error by the second baseman Mallory Gordon. Although GW had cut the deficit, Longwood held the Colonials scoreless over the final three innings and added two runs in the sixth to cap the 7-1 victory.
Howe led GW offensively in game two, finishing 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Meyers and Graham each had a hit. Freshman Gabby Culp (Desoto, TX) suffered the loss for the Colonials as she went the distance, but allowed seven runs (six earned) on hits with six strikeouts.
The Colonials (9-29) return to action when they travel to Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, April 29, to take on Saint Joseph's in an A-10 doubleheader at 2 p.m.