Nittany Lion Softball Falls to No. 6 Georgia, 3-0
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif.; February 21, 2004- In a tough opening stretch at the Palm Springs Classic, Penn State fell 3-0 to No. 6 Georgia to open Saturday¡¯s action at Big League Dreams. Penn State continues action with its third Top 10 team in two days when it takes on No. 1 UCLA at 6 p.m. PT.
Penn State gave up a run early again, as was the story on opening day for the Lions. Senior pitcher Marisa Hanson (Victoria, Texas) pitched a solid three-hit ballgame, but gave up single to the lead-off hitter Nicole Barber, who eventually and scored to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.
Centerfielder Leigh Murray (Fairfax Station, Va.) smacked a double to deep left center off Georgia ace Michelle Green in the top of the first, but was stranded on second. Murray¡¯s hit was the Lions¡¯ only hit of the day.
In the fourth inning, Georgia put Penn State away with two more runs to make it a 3-0 final. Penn State falls to 0-3, while Georgia raised its record to 9-1.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 F Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 No. 6 Georgia 1 0 0 2 0 0 X 3 E- Williams (PSU). LOB- PSU 4; Georgia 7. 2B-Murray (PSU); Carroll (UGA). HBP- Lewis (UGA); Godfrey (UGA); McKeon (UGA). SH- Wendland (UGA). SF- Green (UGA. SB- Barber (UGA) Pitching: Hanson (PSU): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO Green (UGA): 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 9SO.