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Georgetown College's softball team picked up two more Mid-South Conference wins to improve to 26-10 overall and 13-3 in the league, handing University of the Cumberlands a pair of 2-0 losses Tuesday in Williamsburg.
"To look at the stats it appears we didn't hit well. We actually hit some really hard balls that Cumberlands just made great plays on, but we also played great defense and Michelle (Dresselhaus) and Kayla (Williams) pitched great games," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "We will walk away happy with that. At this point in the season, we need to stay focused and get those important conference wins."
The victories put the Tigers a game back of first, trailing Lindsey Wilson College. They did move ahead of Campbellsville University, which is currently No. 24 in the NAIA Coaches Poll. Georgetown is in the receiving votes category with 14 votes.
Dresselhaus and Williams both pitched complete game, shutout wins. Dresselhaus allowed just one hit, while Williams scattered four.
The offense gave Dresselhaus the only offense she needed in the top of the first. Chelsea Riney started with a single and eventually came around on an RBI out by Mallory Johnson. They added the insurance run an inning later as Hillary Plain hit a solo homerun.
Dresselhaus proved powerful in the circle once again as she fanned 10 batters for 108 strikeouts on the season. In her past three starts, the senior has set down 28 of the 70 batters faced - 40 percent.
"She has great pitches," Thornton said. "Our catcher Madelyn Brown calls a good game, and the two have really worked well together this season."
Game two, GC got its first run in the top of the third and added the cushion in the sixth. Plain went 2-for-3 with an RBI in that game to lead the offense. Riney, Johnson, Brown, Katie Mann and Tori Shover all had one hit.
The Tigers return to action 3 pm Wednesday in a doubleheader outside of conference hosting Indiana University Southeast. Then play St. Catharine in a doubleheader Saturday on Senior Day. SCC is coming off a league win over LWC Tuesday.
"Every team is dangerous at this point," Thornton said. "We have to stay focused and keep playing our game."
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|(14) Cumberland Univ. at||2:00pm|
|(10) University of Pikeville at||8:00pm|
|(22) University of Pikeville at||6:00pm|
|(18) University of the Cumberlands at||4:00pm|
|University of the Cumberlands at||2:00pm|
|University of Maine at Fort Kent at||7:00pm|
|(17) Middle Georgia State College||EST|
|(17) Middle Georgia State College||2|