Softball - Thu, Mar. 22, 2012
Georgetown College softball has emerged from its toughest
portion of the schedule - playing all ranked opponents or opponents receiving
votes through the first 22 games.
"We don't play anyone easy," said Tiger coach Thomas
Thornton. "For the most part I've liked the way we have competed and think we've
come together through all of this."
They finished up the testing road with No. 13 Lindsey
Wilson College (28-6, 7-1 Mid-South Conference) Wednesday in Columbia. Senior
pitcher Michelle Dresselhaus quieted the Blue Raider bats in game one, helping
the Tigers (13-9, 4-2) to a 2-0 win. Then GC led by one heading into the final
LWC at-bat in the second game. LWC rallied for two runs and a 3-2 victory for
"We have things to work on and we have things to take
away from this early-season schedule," Thornton said. "Games like these can
only make us stronger."
Dresselhaus scattered six hits with just two walks in the
complete-game win. Junior Katie Mann pitched the second game scattering nine
hits, giving up three runs with four walks and five strikeouts.
Lindsey scored first in the bottom of the third, but the
Tigers responded with a run each in the fifth and sixth for a 2-1 advantage.
GC tallied two outs in the bottom of the seventh before
Lindsey pushed across the winning run to end game two.
Chelsey Riney accounted for three of the team's eight
hits in the second game, going 3-of-4 with an RBI. Hillary Plain was 2-of-3.
Madelyn Brown, Jordan Clemons, Tori Shover, Plain and Mann each had one hit in
Georgetown returns to action Thursday at Midway College.
First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 4 pm.