Softball Drops Doubleheader Season Finale Against George Mason
Patriots edge GW, 2-1, in the opener, before posting 9-1 win in game two
May 5, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University softball team lost both games of its non-conference doubleheader against George Mason, 2-1 and 9-1 in five innings, Thursday afternoon in its final games of the 2005 season at the GW-Mount Vernon Softball Field. Freshman catcher Colleen Kegler (Yardley, PA) finished with three hits and an RBI in the two games to lead the Colonials.
GW closes out its third season of softball with a record 10 victories, the most in its short history. The Colonials also finished with a program-best five wins versus just nine losses in Atlantic 10 Conference play to place sixth in the regular season standings. George Mason, meanwhile, improves to 22-28 on the year with the pair of wins.
In the opener, the Patriots scored both their runs in the first two innings and starter Megan Farrell preserved the lead for Mason as she allowed four hits and one run in 7.0 innings of work to earn the win.
GW mounted a comeback in the bottom of the seventh as Halkiotis reached first on a fielder's choice and later scored on a single to right field from Kegler to cut the deficit in half, but Farrell struck out the final batter to end the game.
Kegler finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Colonials at the plate, while freshmen Jackie Yaniga (Miami, FL) and Katy Harrigan (Reading, MA) each went 1-for-3. GW starter Jen Hrycyna (North Brunswick, NJ) suffered the loss after allowing just five hits and two runs in 5.0 innings.
George Mason plated nine runs in the third in the nightcap and went on to defeat the Colonials by an eight-run margin in five innings to complete the sweep. The Patriots' big inning was highlighted by Stacy James' two-out three-run triple.
The Colonials countered with a single run in the fourth to make it 9-1 as Yaniga made it to first on a fielder's choice, later stole second and scored GW's lone run on an error by the Patriots' first baseman Kristin Dickel.
Offensively, Kegler, Howe and Lisa Cohen (Langhorne, PA) each finished 1-for-2 to highlight play for GW. Colonials' starter Gabby Culp (Desoto, TX) was hit with the loss after giving up six runs in 2.2 innings of action.