WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Saint Joseph's softball team picked up a pair of wins at the District Classic on Saturday. After Friday's opening day was called due to inclement weather, the Hawks began play with a 7-5 comeback win over Brown, then downed host Georgetown, 5-0, in game two.
After setting Brown down in order in the fifth, the Hawks erupted for five runs in the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. A three-run triple by Molly Kapala made it 5-4, while Grober followed two batters later with a two-run double to give SJU a 6-5 edge.
Ostaszewski added an insurance run in the sixth as she doubled home Carly Rybinski to make it 7-5.
Senior pitcher Ashley Ventura, who entered in the sixth, worked around a hit batter with one out in the seventh to secure the victory.
Against the host Hoyas, Ventura was stellar as she allowed just three hits and struck out seven as she moved to 4-1 on the season with a complete game victory.
With Georgetown's bats held at bay, Saint Joseph's broke open the game behind a five-run sixth inning.
The Hawks (6-1) cap play at the round robin tournament on Sunday versus Harvard at 9 a.m. and Bucknell at 2 p.m.
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