GEORGE WASHINGTON 4, MARSHALL 1
LYNCHBURG, VA – George Washington broke open a scoreless game with four runs in the top of the fifth inning, earning the victory over Marshall in its first postseason game in program history.
The Colonials (43-16) advance to face Kent State later Thursday. Standout pitcher Sierra Lange was terrific for GW, earning her 30th victory of the season and ringing up three hits, pushing her batting average up to .420.
George Washington got some help for its first run, thanks to a catcher’s interference call, but the bats got cooking on three straight RBI singles from Jenna Cone, Lange and Priscilla Martinez.
Marshall (39-21) put runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Lange ended the threat with a strikeout and a groundout to third base. In the sixth, the Thundering Herd finally pushed across a run on a ground-rule double from Sierra Huerta, but Marshall’s hopes for a seventh-inning rally ended on a lineout double play.