George Mason Gets Grand Slam In 7-0 Win Over Indiana
March 12, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. - The Indiana softball team was unable to get on the scoreboard against George Mason on Wednesday morning in Tampa, Fla., falling by a score of 7-0. The Patriots made six walks in the fourth inning come back to haunt the Hoosiers on their way to a six-run outburst. The game was part of the USF Spring Break Tournament hosted by the University of South Florida.
Indiana freshman pitcher Alyssa Maiese was unhittable in the first three innings, striking out the side in the first and only allowed a runner to second base in each inning. But in the fourth, Maiese ran into some trouble finding the strike zone on her way to issuing four consecutive walks to open the inning to give GMU a 1-0 lead.
Jennifer Moore was brought in with the bases loaded and no outs, but she also had some trouble. She walked the leadoff batter to make it 2-0 in favor of the Patriots (5-10) before Becky Anderson followed with a grand slam over the left field fence to make it 6-0 just like that. They would add their seventh run in the sixth on a two-out double.
The Hoosiers (4-13) were just 1-for-10 with runners on base in the game while George Mason made IU pay for issuing nine walks in the game. Stephanie Pellerito picked up a hit for the fourth consecutive game with her infield single in the fourth inning. Julia Hamilton, Emily Bergeson and Jennilee Huddleston were the other Hoosiers to collect hits in the game.
Anderson (3-2) was also dominant in the circle for George Mason, giving up four hits and one walk to get the complete game shutout. Maiese (0-5) took the loss after the promising start and not allowing a hit in her 3.0 innings of work before the control issues came up in the fourth. Moore pitched the final 4.0 innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits and also walked four.
The Hoosiers will play their second game of the day at 11:30 a.m. against Boston University to conclude the USF Spring Break Tournament.
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