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Georgetown College's softball hot streak continued on a chilly Saturday morning. The Tigers (6-2) blanked Cardinal Stritch twice in 2-0 and 3-0 wins.
"We played very well defensively," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "Offensively we need to find a way to start getting more hits, but that will come. I was proud of the way we came out on a quick turnaround from our games Friday and took care of business."
The Tigers managed just 11 hits, led by senior Mallory Johnson. She went 2-of-5 with three RBI. Chelsea Riney was a benefactor on Johnson's hits. The junior went 2-of-5 as well with two runs scored. She gave Georgetown the only run it needed in game one in the bottom of the third scoring on Johnson's hit. Taylor Shaw later gave the Tigers the ensure run on a homerun and the 2-0 lead.
Shelby Engle followed suit in game two with a solo shot for all the runs GC needed in that one. In the bottom of the third again, though, Riney came in on a sacrifice bunt by Johnson. In the fifth, Maddie Brown got a hit and eventually came around on Johnson's single.
Thornton never had to make a pitching change either game. Senior Katie Mann went the distance in game one for her second win in two days. She scattered seven hits and struck out two while allowing no runs. Sophomore Kayla Williams gave up five hits and set down eight in her seven innings of scoreless work.
Georgetown returns to action 2 pm Tuesday at Midway College.
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