GW Softball Looks to Get Back on Track at Towson on Tuesday
Colonials Aim to Snap Four-Game Skid
April 1, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington softball team visits Towson on Tuesday afternoon seeking a return to the win column. First pitch from the Tiger Softball Complex is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday's game was originally scheduled for March 6 but was postponed due to inclement weather.
Freshman first baseman Carlee Gray enters tomorrow's game having reached base in 17 straight games dating to Feb. 27 against Drexel, matching a program record. She leads the Colonials with a .365 average and .461 on-base percentage. Sophomore shortstop Victoria Valos is hitting .325 and slugging .663 with team-bests of seven doubles, six home runs, 28 RBIs and 20 runs scored. Junior Courtney Martin (5-9) boasts a 2.37 ERA with 89 strikeouts in 94.2 innings of work in the circle.
Towson (15-21-1) has lost seven in a row and 11 of its last 13 games and is coming off a three-game sweep at Delaware last weekend. Hailey Balk paces the Tigers' offense with a .323 average, while Delanie Dunham is batting .321 and leads the team with 22 RBIs, 22 runs scored and 12 stolen bases. Katie Lingmai (6-12) leads Towson's pitching staff with a 3.98 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 110.2 innings.
GW is 3-7 all-time against Towson, but the Colonials won last season's match-up, 6-5, in walk-off fashion. GW trailed by three in the sixth inning but scored four times in the final two frames, and Valos drove in the winning run with a two-out single. She went 4-for-4 in the game, while Autumn Taylor and Chelsea Lenhart each had a pair of hits and an RBI.
GW (11-15) is 2-9 away from home this season after a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Atlantic 10 rival Fordham on Saturday. Senior third baseman Tara Fogarty led the Colonials with three hits and two RBIs on the day.
Following Tuesday's contest, the Colonials return home to host four Atlantic 10 games in three days this weekend, beginning with league newcomer Butler on Friday at 3 p.m.