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Georgetown College softball continued solid play in Mid-South Conference action, running its record to 10-2 with a pair of wins, 5-2 and 10-0, over University of Rio Grande Tuesday. The team is 23-9 overall.
The Tigers are in the hunt for the league title and have split with the two teams above them - Lindsey Wilson (36-8, 15-3) and Campbellsville University (27-13, 11-2). Georgetown gets another shot at closing the gap in games played Wednesday afternoon in rainout make-ups against University of the Cumberlands.
GC and Rio (14-13, 6-8) squared off in Georgetown for a pitcher's duel in game one. Michelle Dresselhaus notched her 10th win of the season, holding the RedStorm quiet until her offense came to life in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Mallory Johnson made Rio pay with a single to right, bringing in Shaw and Riney. The junior advanced to second on the throw and then to third on a bobble by the catcher. Jordan Clemons continued the onslaught with a single to score Johnson.
Next was a two-run, homerun for Katie Mann. It is the junior's fourth bomb in less than a week. She made it 5-0, more than enough cushion for Dresselhaus.
The RedStorm did mount a mini-comeback in the top of the sixth, scoring a pair of runs, but Dresselhaus put a stop to that and then ended the game in the seventh with a pop up and a pair of strikeouts.
She scattered five hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts, giving her 90 punch outs for the season.
Game two went much smoother, hitting wise, for Georgetown. The team jumped out early, scoring three runs in the second, one in the third and six in the fourth for the mercy-rule win in five innings.
Kayla Williams pitched a superb game against the RedStorm. The freshman limited Rio to just three hits, striking out five of the 16 batters she faced with no walks.