Georgetown was seeing double this week, as it captured a pair of mid-week double headers this week with victories over LaSalle Tuesday and George Washington Wednesday to improve its record to 15-23.

For two games, the Hoyas rode the elastic right arm of sophomore Jennifer Connell, who logged a total of 24 and two-third innings out of possible 28 over the course of the two days.

Connell earned wins in both of the evening games against LaSalle (8-14) last Tuesday, as Georgetown improved to 7-2 this season. The Blue and Gray took game one 4-2, and prevailed 8-6 in a slugfest in the second game. In the first contest Connell allowed only one earned run and two overall along with five hits in an excellent performance. In the second, Connell came in relief, but still tallied six and a third innings while holding LaSalle to only three runs and six hits after replacing freshman Melissa Conners.

“Basically I was just hitting my spots and [sophomore catcher] Suria [Bahadue] called an excellent game, Connell said. “We were coming off a bad game and we knew we couldn’t come out and underestimate LaSalle, so we just had to come out strong.”

Sophomore shortstop Samantha Peters got things started in the first game by smashing a three-run home run – her seventh of the season – to give GU a 3-0 lead. The Explorers bounced back in the top of the second by putting two runs on the board, but GU would add another insurance run in the bottom of the fifth after sophomore Demetria Cipriano led off with a double to left field. Cipriano would later score on Peters’ single to ice the score at 4-2.

In game two, a LaSalle double gave the Explorers a 3-0 lead, but in the bottom of the first, Cipriano hit her first home of the season to put the Hoyas on the board. Cipriano struck again in the bottom of the second when she doubled to right field to drive in two runs to tie the score at three. In the third inning, a pair of freshmen, McKinley Cooper and Aimee Moffat, helped put Georgetown up 7-3, a lead they would never relinquish in an 8-6 victory.

“Our offense has really come around this year,” Connell said. “Being behind 3-1 and then to be able to come back is amazing. If I can hold an opponent, just knowing we can go out and score runs and win is a huge motivational factor.”

On Wednesday the Hoyas went back to work against George Washington, and the Blue and Gray took a pair in style, winning 3-2 and 11-10. Connell tossed seven strong innings in the first game and got the win and also threw an additional 4.1 innings in the second, while also earning her fourth victory in two days. Bahadue went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the first game; a matchup in which all the scoring occurred in the bottom of the first inning for the Hoyas.

In game two against the Colonials, a scoring frenzy erupted in a complete slugfest. Cipriano led off the top of the fourth with a home run and Peters added a two-run shot to give GU a 7-5 advantage, a lead which would hold until the top of the seventh. A deep blast for the Colonials over the centerfield wall would tie the game in the top of the seventh, but a walk-off hit from the freshman Moffat to drive in Peters was enough for the 11-10 victory.

The Hoyas look to continue the marks in the win column this weekend when they travel to Mississippi for the Mississippi State Tournament in Starkville.

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