BALTIMORE, Md. – America East Rookie of the Week Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) went 2-for-3 with a double, but was the only Retriever to reach base as Georgetown defeated the UMBC softball team, 8-0, Tuesday afternoon at the UMBC Softball Stadium.
Hoya right-hander Megan Hyson (5-4) was in control throughout the game, pitching a complete game, two-hitter while striking out 13 batters to earn the win for Georgetown.
Junior Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) took the loss for UMBC after giving up six runs, four of them earned, on five hits over three plus innings of work.
The visitors jumped on Brown right out of the gate with a run in the top of the first to stake to an early 1-0 lead. UMBC looked to level the game in the bottom of the inning, but Hall was stranded on second after her two-out double. The Hoyas added two runs the very next inning to build a three-run cushion.
In the bottom of the third, Georgetown looked poised to break the game open as the visitors loaded the bases with no one out. Brown got three straight fielder's choice outs however, to get out of the inning unscathed.
The Hoyas put the game out of reach in the fourth inning though, knocking Brown out of the game with three runs on only two hits, building the lead to 6-0. They added a run each in the fifth and seventh innings to provide the final eight-run margin.
UMBC now hits the road to continue its America East schedule with a road trip to New York to take on Binghamton. The Retrievers and Bearcats will play two games on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a single contest on Saturday set to start at 12 p.m.