TOWSON, Md. – Cara Savarese hit a double in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie, and Hannah Slovacek added an RBI single to help the Georgetown Hoyas (18-26) earn a come-from-behind, 3-1 victory in eight innings over the Tigers (20-23, 5-7 CAA) Thursday at the Tiger Softball Complex.
Savarese had three hits in the game for the Hoyas, who were only able to muster three hits in the first seven innings against Towson starting pitcher Missy McCormick. McCormick, who was replaced in the eighth by junior Katie Lingmai, was excellent for the Tigers, giving up just one unearned run in the fifth inning. McCormick struck out one and walked one.
The Tigers took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when sophomore third baseman Delanie Dunham lined a double into the outfield, allowing Brianna Jones to score. Jones led off the inning by hitting a double of her own off Georgetown starting pitcher Mackensey Carter.
Carter threw all eight innings and scattered nine Towson hits. She improved to 4-8 with the win.
Andrea Stevenson went 3-for-4 for the Tigers to lead the team in hits. Jones went 2-for-4 with a run scored at the plate for Towson.
Towson freshman shortstop Hailey Balk extended her hitting streak to 13 games with a single to centerfield in the third inning. Her batting average is now .383 this season.
The Tigers are back in action Friday for a road doubleheader against the George Mason Patriots. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.