GW Softball Wraps Up Winningest Season in Program History
Colonials' Season Ends With 8-3 Loss to Saint Louis
May 9, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The fourth-seeded George Washington softball team saw its season come to an end on Thursday afternoon with an 8-3 loss to fifth-seeded Saint Louis in the Atlantic 10 Championship at the University of Massachusetts' Sortino Field.
GW finishes the season with a 27-23 overall record, the most wins in school history.
The Colonials found themselves in an early hole when SLU first baseman Kelsey Biggs doubled to left field to give the Billikens a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Saint Louis then added three in the fourth inning, with two coming on a double by shortstop Jessica Van Nostrand.
Van Nostrand drove in her third run of the day in the fifth with a bases loaded single to right field to make it 5-0.
GW got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth, as three pinch hitters ignited a rally. Junior Chelsea Curcio led off with a pinch hit double, and senior Julie Orlandi followed with a single to right. Senior Kristi Saporito then picked up her second pinch hit of the tournament, as her single dropped in front of the Saint Louis right fielder to drive in the Colonials' first run of the game.
Saint Louis, however, scored three runs in the top of the seventh, all with two outs, to regain a five-run advantage that proved to be the final margin.
Junior Courtney Martin (14-13) took the loss after giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk in three innings. Freshman Meghan Rico allowed the final four runs of the game on eight hits and one walk in four innings of relief work.
Laney Kneib (14-7) earned the win for Saint Louis. She allowed three runs on seven hits in four innings before giving way to Brianna Lore, who picked up the save after tossing three scoreless innings with just one hit.
Orlandi went 3-for-3 to pace the Colonials offensively.
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