The George Washington University: Softball

GW Softball Heads to LSU Tiger Invitational

Junior Samantha Dos Santos

Junior Samantha Dos Santos

Feb. 13, 2014

Tournament Central

GW vs. Northwestern, Friday, 1:30 p.m. ET - GameTracker | Audio
GW at #21 LSU, Friday, 6:30 p.m. ET - Live Stats
GW vs. Northwestern, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET - GameTracker | Audio
GW vs. #21 LSU, Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET - Live Stats
GW vs. Penn State, Sunday, 10 a.m. ET - Live Stats

WASHINGTON - The George Washington softball team escapes the snow on the East Coast this weekend when it heads to Baton Rouge, La., for five games at the LSU Tiger Invitational. The Colonials will face Northwestern, Penn State and the host Tigers at the three-day tournament.

GW opens the tournament against Northwestern on Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET before taking on host LSU at 6:30 p.m. The Colonials will again face the Wildcats on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET followed by a rematch with the Tigers at 6:30 p.m. ET, and they will conclude the weekend against Penn State on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.

GW (0-5) began its season last weekend with five games in Southern California. Freshman Megan Linn led the Colonials with six hits in 16 at-bats (.375), including a double, and she drove in two runs. Classmate Jillian Galich also had two RBIs, going 3-for-7 (.429) in four games. In addition, freshman Marissa Mangini and sophomore Carlee Gray each scored two runs.

Northwestern (3-1) opened its season at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., last weekend, where its only loss came to No. 22 Stanford. The Wildcats batted .405 at the tournament with eight players who batted over .350, including Big Ten Player of the Week Andrea Filler, who went 7-for-9 (.778), while Marissa Best had a team-high eight RBIs.

Ranked 21st in the nation, LSU (4-2) won 4-of-5 games at last weekend's Tiger Classic. Baylee Corbello is the reigning SEC Freshman of the Week after posting a 0.50 ERA, .068 opponent batting average and 23 strikeouts in 14 innings, including a shutout of Oklahoma State. Sandra Simmons leads the Tigers offensively, hitting .400 (6-for-15) with three extra-base hits and six RBIs.

Penn State (3-2) also opened its season last weekend at the Kajikawa Classic. Alyssa Sovereign batted a team-high .444 (8-for-18), while Karlie Habitz hit .375 (6-for-16) with 10 RBIs. Six Nittany Lions batted .375 or better at the tournament as Penn State hit .329 as a team.

GW will face Northwestern and LSU for the first time ever this weekend, and it will be just the second all-time matchup with Penn State and first since the 2009 Carolina Classic.



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