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Prep Charter gets revenge on GW softball in Public-League quarterfinal

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On Thursday af­ter­noon, Prep Charter headed to George Wash­ing­ton for a Pub­lic League second-round play­off soft­ball game.

Dur­ing their reg­u­lar sea­son match­up on March 26, the Wash­ing­ton bats erup­ted en route to a state­ment 26-11 vic­tory. The second time around was a dif­fer­ent story.

Prep Charter began the game with hot bats, scor­ing six runs in the top of the first be­hind Shan­non Grant’s two-run double.  They nev­er looked back from there, ex­act­ing re­venge on the Eagles on their way to a 16-5 win.

In the top of the second, Prep Charter ad­ded to their six-run lead on a two-run single by Jonna Volpe.

Wash­ing­ton settled down some in the third in­ning. After re­tir­ing the side in the top half of the in­ning on three con­sec­ut­ive groun­douts, sopho­more pitch­er Brit­tany Jones helped her own cause with a two-run single, put­ting the Eagles on the board.

After both teams tal­lied a run in the fourth, Prep Charter took a strangle­hold on the game in their half of the fifth, scor­ing sev­en runs in the frame (due in large part to sev­en walks). The high­light of the in­ning came from Volpe once again, as she lined a two-run double to raise her RBI total to four on the day

For George Wash­ing­ton, seni­or first base­man Lind­sey Port­er, in her fi­nal game, went 2-for-3 with a RBI single and a double, and pitch­er Jones also had two hits.

Taylor Borelli got the com­plete game (five in­nings) win for Prep Charter. She tal­lied five strikeouts and al­lowed just two earned runs. Grant fin­ished the game 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Prep Charter ad­vanced to the quarterfi­nals to face Mas­ter­man, where they fell, 8-5. ••

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