March 27, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia softball team dropped a doubleheader to George Mason, 17-6 and 15-5, Thursday afternoon (March 27) at The Park. The Cavaliers fell to 4-24 on the season, while the Patriots improved to 10-13.
In the fourth inning, Harris hit a two-run single before Bowdren launched a three-run home run to right-center field, her fourth of the season. Harris added an RBI single in the sixth.
Sophomore pitcher Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) took the loss, while Christina Gabriele (2-4) picked up the win for the Patriots, allowing one run in 3.1 innings of relief.
Brooke Blankenship had five RBI, including a three-run home run, to lead GMU, while Mary O’Connor had four hits.
In the second game, Blankenship hit two more home runs and drove in five in the Patriots’ 15-5 win.
Junior Heidi Velk (Murrieta, Calif.) hit her third home run of the season in the sixth, driving in Bowdren and Harris to close the GMU lead to 10-5.
Chapdelaine (4-22) took the loss after allowing four in the first, while Bowdren came on in relief with no outs in the first and pitched the rest of the game with two strikeouts.
The Cavaliers travel to ACC-newcomer Pittsburgh for a three-game series Saturday and Sunday (March 29-30). Saturday's doubleheader is set for a 1 p.m. start, while Sunday's game is scheduled for noon.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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