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Colonials March Past Saint Louis to play No. 2 UMass on Thursday

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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AMHERST, Mass. – The third-seeded George Washington Colonials took game two of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship with a 4-3 win over No. 6 Saint Louis at the Sortino Field on Wednesday.

With the win, George Washington advances to face second-seeded Massachusetts on Thursday at 1:30 pm.

Jessica Linquist scored first for the Colonials in the first inning, batted in by Priscilla Martinez. A-10 Player of the Year Jenna Cone then hit a three-run home run in the second to put George Washington up 4-1 after a Billiken run from Mackenzie Lawson in the top of the inning.

Sadie Wise responded with her own two-run home run in the next inning to bring SLU within one, but the Billikens couldn’t pull another run by the end of the seventh.

Cone led the Colonials with a run and three RBI, while Linquist added two runs.

Wise Led the Billikens with one run and three RBI, while First Team All-Conference outfielder had the third run for the Billikens.

With the loss, Saint Louis will play in the third game of the day at 4:00 pm against the fourth-seeded Dayton Flyers, who fell to No. 5 Saint Joseph’s in game one.

All of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Softball Championship games are being streamed live on ESPN+. For links and the complete schedule, log on to championship central at atlantic10.com.

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