UMass Swept By George Washington
April 21, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - Massachusetts was swept by George Washington by scores of 4-3 and 8-0 at Sortino Field Sunday.
The setbacks snapped UMass' (14-19, 8-4 Atlantic 10) seven-game win streak. The Minutewomen moved into fourth place in the league standings with a six-game week beginning Tuesday with a doubleheader at Rhode Island at 3 p.m. All six games will be A-10 contests.
George Washington (22-17, 9-3) completed a 4-0 weekend and picked up it's first wins over UMass.
GW scored four runs on just one hit in the second. Instead the Colonials benefitted from a pair of hit batters and a walk to load the bases with one out. Carlee Gray scored on a groundball to second that UMass was unable to record an out on the play. Amanda Zakeri walked in Dos Santos before Julie Orlandi and Morgan Matetic scored on a two-run double to the wall by Tara Fogarty.
UMass threatened in the fourth but saw the lead runner in a delayed steal cut down at home before stranding a runner at third. An inning later, Diaz-Patterson hit a two-triple but was also stranded at third.
The Minutewomen broke through in the seventh when Diaz-Patterson hit a
two-run triple in the corner in right that scored Mikayla Panko and
Matthew. Bettencourt singled up the middle to cut the deficit to 4-3
but was stranded following a ground out and fly out to end the game.
UMass outhit GW 9-6 in the game but allowed four walks and hit three batters.
GW's Courtney Martin (9-10) earned the win with five strikeouts. Caroline Raymond (12-8) took the loss after tying her career-high of seven strike outs while allowing four runs on six hits.
GW again dented the scoreboard first when Zakeri led off the game with a single, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a single to left by Tori Valos.
The Colonials added a pair of runs in the third to push their lead to 3-0. After the first two batter reached, Autumn Taylor grounded to third where Teea Rogers stepped on third to force out the lead runner, but her throw to first was wide and allowed Valos to score from first. Taylor, who moved to third, scored on a groundout one batter later.
GW stretched the lead to 6-0 in the fifth with three more runs. Taylor singled through the left side to score Zakeri from third. After a pop out to short and a bases-loaded walk, Sam Dos Santos laid down a bunt that scored Valos.
The Colonials added two more in the sixth when Taylor hit a line drive back up the middle to score Zakeri and Chelsea Curcio.
Emma Mendoker (2-9) took the loss as she appeared in her first action in three weeks, working four-plus innings with a strikeout while allowing four runs.