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Softball Continues Road Swing at Georgetown on Wednesday
BALTIMORE – UMBC softball continues its road swing with a midweek non-conference game against Georgetown on Wednesday, April 17. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m. at Guy Mason Field.
The Retrievers (8-32, 1-11 AEC) were unable to cash in on opportunities versus Boston University over the weekend, stranding 17 runners on base in two games which were lost by a combined three runs. Sophomore catcher Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby) batted .444 over the weekend, while junior first baseman Chelsea Bertoglio (Laguna Hills, Calif./Laguna Hills/Saddleback College) launched her second home run of the season.
Hall and Bertoglio are each batting over .300 on the year and have on-base percentages above .450. The duo has combined for 18 extra base hits and 44 RBI. Hall leads the team with 13 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI games. Junior second baseman Caitlin Chance (Easton, Md./Easton) is second on the team in hits (36) and RBI (16).
In the circle, veteran Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) continues to move up in the UMBC record books. The senior ranks sixth all-time with the program in innings pitched (415.2), after seeing 115.0 of action this season. Brown also ranks in the top-10 in starts (64), appearances (101) and strikeouts (184).
Georgetown (17-26, 7-6 BIG EAST) took the first two contests of the weekend from Syracuse, but fell 9-5 in nine innings in the series finale on Sunday.
Junior right fielder Alexandria Anttila has been the power of the Hoyas lineup thus far in 2013, tallying 19 extra base hits, 10 of which have been home runs, and leading the squad with 32 RBI. Junior center fielder Elyse Graziano is one of three GU players batting over .300, hitting at a .340 clip, and has contributed 16 stolen bases on the season.
In the circle, Lauren O’Leary has accounted for 11 of the team’s 17 victories. The sophomore is holding opponents to a .269 batting average and has totaled 135 strikeouts in 143.2 innings of work.