FAIRFAX, Va. – The St. Bonaventure University softball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of George Mason Sunday afternoon on the road.
George Mason (6-0, 4-0 A-10) jumped out to an 4-0 lead after two innings and never looked back in game one. Madison Stewart, Emily Lewandowski and Brooke Bobbey all had hits for the Bonnies in the first half of Sunday's doubleheader.
In game two, the Patriots got two runs in the sixth inning to break the game open late and earn the win.
Alex Siebert and Lewandowski tallied hits for the Bonnies (0-4, 0-4 A-10) in game two.
GAME 1 – George Mason 5, St. Bonaventure 0 – Box Score (PDF)
Marlaina Bozek reached on an error in the bottom of the second scoring Allison Torstensen to give the Patriots an early 1-0 lead.
Haley Taormina singles home a pair later in the inning to extend the George Mason lead. The Patriots added another run in the inning when Meghan Graham reached on a fielder's choice, bringing home Taormina, pushing the lead to 4-0.
The Patriots added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth when Amber Verstynen stole second but was able to come around and score on an error.
Freshman Emily Phelan made her collegiate debut, working 3.2 innings. She struck out two and allowed seven hits and two earned runs. Tierney Fitzgerald pitched in relief, tossing 2.1 innings and didn't allow a hit.
GAME 2 – George Mason 4, St. Bonaventure 1 – Box Score (PDF)
Rachel Warrens put the Patriots ahead 1-0 on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first inning.
The Bonnies tied the game, 1-1, after Juanita Wolak reached on a fielder's choice and reached second on a throwing error which scored Lewandowski.
George Mason retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth on another sacrifice fly off the bat of Warrens, making the score 2-1.
The Patriots added a pair of insurance runs thanks to a two-run single from Marissa Butts in the bottom of the sixth, earning the doubleheader sweep.
Ally Haskell got the ball in game two and tossed a complete game for the second straight day. She struck out three and allowed seven hits in the contest.
The Bonnies are back in action Saturday, March 20 at Joyce Field in their home debut against Binghamton. First pitch in game one is slated for 1:00 p.m.