SOFTBALL SHUTOUT IN FIVE INNINGS AT GEORGE WASHINGTON, 8-0
Monmouth (1-5) - 0
George Washington (4-6) – 8
WASHINGTON, DC – George Washington put up four runs in the first and fifth innings while allowing just one hit to defeat the Monmouth University softball team on Saturday afternoon, 8-0. The Colonials racked up the eight runs in five innings, totaling 10 hits to the Hawks’ one. Monmouth drops to 1-5 on the season and will face the Colonials again tomorrow after a matchup with Bucknell.
NOTES AND QUOTES
“We cost ourselves early. We spotted them four runs and more importantly put the momentum in their hands. We need to focus on playing loose but with purpose. When we find that, we will start to see the results from our processes." – Monmouth head coach Shannon Salsburg
-The Colonials started the game with a single, a walk, and a steal. A double to center field scored the leadoff batter. On the next play, George Washington scored on a Monmouth error, before a single to center field brought home to more to take the 4-0 lead.
-Monmouth settled in and did not allow a run in the second, third, and fourth innings.
-Katie Baron registered Monmouth’s lone hit in the top of the third inning, but she was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice.
-In the fifth inning, GW quickly put runners on first and third. After a wild pitch, it scored on a fielder’s choice. The next three runs in the inning came off another Monmouth error and two RBI singles.
- The Hawks made four errors in the contest, while George Washington had none.
-No Hawks had more than two at bats on the afternoon.
-George Washington’s Sarah Costlow went all five innings, allowing just the one hit and no runs.
-Amanda Riley took the loss, throwing 2.2 innings while allowing seven hits and two earned runs. She threw 50 strikes in 78 pitches and struck out three batters.
The Hawks will play two games tomorrow after the weekend rescheduling. Monmouth takes on Bucknell at 11:15 AM before facing George Washington again at 3:45 PM.