Bulls Drop Final Game Of Regular Season To Georgetown, 2-1
After a two-out double by McKinely Cooper, pinch hitter Shikara Lowe stepped to the plate and hit a ball down the third base line off Alison Savarese's glove to give the Hoyas the win on their senior day.
Although freshman Lindsey Richardson (12-8) did not allow an earned run, the right-hander suffered her eighth loss of the season. She only allowed three hits, struck out seven but also walked three in Sunday's contest.
Senior JoJo Medina got the first hit for the Bulls, a double down the right field line, but USF failed to take opportunity of the lead-off hit.
The Hoyas were first to strike as they took advantage of two straight walks. After a throwing error by Lindsey Richardson, Georgetown's pinch runner Lauren Boas Hayes touched home to give the Hoyas a 1-0 lead after two innings of play.
The Bulls played great defense in the fifth inning to hold a leadoff hit to nothing. Cooper led off with a single to left field. After a sac bunt attempt by Jadig Garig, Savarese picked up the ball and laced it to second getting the lead runner, Cooper.
Garig attempted to steal second but catcher Cat Olnick fired it down to Toscano who held her ground and recorded the second out of the inning. A fly out to left ended the inning for the Hoyas.
Senior Lauren Rodriguez led off the sixth with a bunt single for the Bulls third hit of the game. Junior Kelly McCarver followed with a bunt single of her own.
A stolen base by Rodriguez put her in prime position as sophomore Janine Richardson sent a deep fly ball to right to even the game at 1-1 in the sixth.
Jennifer Connelly (8-13) tossed all seven innings in the win, giving up one run on four hits. She struck out four Bull batters, while not walking one.
With the loss and a win by Rutgers, the Bulls failed to make the BIG EAST tournament for the first time since joining the league in 2005.