April 11, 2012
PITTSBURGH--Freshman Savannah King tied the single-season school record for wins, as the University of Pittsburgh softball team captured a 2-1 victory over Georgetown in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader at Vartabedian Field at the Petersen Sports Complex.
King earned her 16th win of the season in the contest, which tied Cory Berliner's freshman total from 2008. King gave up one earned run on three hits in her 19th complete game of the year. She collected seven strikeouts and has a team-best 137 on the season.
At the plate, the Panthers (21-17, 4-6 Big East) earned all the runs they needed in the bottom of the third after senior Kelly Hmiel smacked a two-RBI double off the right field wall. Sophomore Courtney Derus and freshman Maggie Sevilla scored on the play. Derus replaced senior Ciera Damon on base, following consecutive hits from Sevilla and Damon.
Georgetown (15-24, 0-7 Big East) held a slight advantage when it scored the first run of the game in the third inning off a single to left field. The Hoyas stranded six runners in the contest.
Sevilla batted 2-for-3, while senior Kristen Cheesebrew recorded four assists and four putouts for Pitt.