Danville, Ky. – Georgetown College softball has been notorious for rallies this season, so why not make the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Tournament any different. The Tigers (33-12) faced a 3-1 deficit heading into the final three innings. They have scored 89 runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh combine.
Sandy Young hit a 1-1 pitch that was a no-doubt grand slam from the crack. It catapulted the Tigers back into the lead and they would never trail again. They won 7-3 and move into the winner's bracket semifinals. Georgetown is set for a rubber match meeting with Campbellsville University 10:30 am Friday in Danville, Ky. at Millennium Park.
The fifth came and went still 3-1. But a one-out single from Emily Snow, back-to-back walks to Marissa Massie and Ashley Coppage set up a game-winning bomb from Young.
The Tigers were not done as Chelsea Osborn drew a walk and Cassidy Taylor roped a two-run shot over the left field fence.
It was only one swing against Kayla Williams that put St. Catharine ahead. A double and an error started the fourth, but a fly out and a strikeout seemed to have junior working out of the jam. Then Brittany McKee took a 3-1 pitch over the center field fence. The Patriots held the edge until Georgetown's sixth inning rally.
Williams set six straight batters down and then another nine at the end of the game. She really only struggled in the fourth inning. She faced four batters in the first, but only because a curve ball got a bit away from her and cut just enough inside to hit the second batter. She struck out the next two hitters.
The pitcher went the distance in the win, scattering three hits and striking out seven
This is the first win in the conference opening round for Georgetown since 2011. The past two seasons, the Tigers have suffered first round loses that put them in the losing bracket from the start.