By Sarafina Hamer, Public Relations Major '13
Over the weekend the Lady bison dropped two but stole one from George Mason in the Spartan Invitational hosted by University of South Carolina-Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C.
Rebecca Kirshner and Andasha Moore-Pryor led the Bison with three hits each. Howard came out very strong, scoring four runs in the first inning on a Samantha Gatson single and a Moore-Pryor double. The women showed good base runnning in the 3rd inning, putting runners in scoring position on a passed ball.
George Mason almost made a comeback in the final inning with a single from their centerfielder and a double from their second baseman Brooke Blankenship. The comeback was short lived though with a groundout by Angela Maioran to end the game.
In the first game, the Lady Bison lost 5-0 in a disappointing showing after a big win against George Mason. The bison were held hitless while the Georgetown women were held to only four.
Neither team was able to put the bat on the ball very often, but in particular Howard who struck out 11 times in the game. Gatson fanned three batters in the match.
In the second game, HU dropped a 15-7 decision against Youngstown State in the last game of the weekend invitational. The Bison came out strong in the first inning, scoring three runs. Youngstown stepped up early as well, scoring five runs, however.
The game, which ended after five innings, was really blown open by Youngstown in the third, as it scored eight runs to secure the game.
The Lady Bison are back in action at the Diamond Devil Invite hosted by Arizona State on March 2.