Junior Katie Mann has been on a streak from the plate, ripping four homeruns in less than a week. Photo by Richard Davis
Softball - Wed, Apr. 4, 2012
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.
Taylor Shaw started it with a single. Chelsea Riney used
her speed on a bunt to reach first. Both runners advanced on an error to put GC
in scoring position with no outs.
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.
The offense was led by a pair of hits from Riney,
Johnson, Clemons and Tori Shover. Cassidy Taylor had two RBI on one hit and
Johnson scored twice.