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Softball Drops Two at George Washington
Malorie Weller went 4-for-7 with four RBI in the doubleheader.
—The UMBC softball team (1-6) dropped both games of a doubleheader to George Washington (2-4) Tuesday afternoon at
Game 1: George Washington 2, UMBC 0
The Colonials scored both of their runs in the second inning, with a two-out, two-run single by left fielder Jordyn O’Donnell the difference in the game. Both runners who scored had reached base via walks earlier in the inning.
The Retrievers’ best chance came in the fifth when a single by pinch hitter Ashleigh Robinson (
UMBC starter Stephanie Weigman (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) pitched her fourth complete game of the season but suffered another hard-luck loss. She allowed just two hits and struck out eight but fell to 1-5 on the season.
Amanda Gabriel (1-2) also went the distance for George Washington, giving up five hits and striking out 10 Retriever batters.
Weller led UMBC’s offense with a 2-for-3 effort at the plate.
Game 2: George Washington 10, UMBC 7
The Retrievers led, 5-1, after four innings but gave up nine runs in the final two frames to drop a 10-7 decision.
UMBC manufactured a run in the top of the first when right fielder Lauren O'Malley (
The Colonials got the run back in the bottom of the inning on a two-out RBI single by second baseman Tori Sensi.
But the Retrievers answered with two in the second and two more in the fourth to take a 5-1 lead. With two outs in the second, third baseman Emily Thompson (
Left fielder Lynn Pronobis (Waldorf, Md./McDonough) led off the fourth with a walk and stole second, then came around to score on Weller’s third home run of the season, which came with two outs in the inning.
Krista Kearns (
Weigman returned and set down the next three batters in order, but she ran into trouble in the sixth. After the Retrievers had regained the lead on a Fefel RBI single, the Colonials struck back with five runs in the bottom of the inning to go up, 10-6.
UMBC scored its final run in the seventh on freshman catcher Rebecca Bernheimer’s (
Weller went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored to again lead the Retrievers at the plate, while Fefel went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Higdon and shortstop Krissy Mackiewicz picked up two hits apiece to lead the Colonials, while Terrazas drove in four runs.
The Retrievers return to action this weekend, when they head to