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Georgetown College softball needed a rally in game one and then came back for a mercy-rule win in game two Friday hosting Mid-South Conference foe University of Rio Grande.
The Tigers (8-2, 2-0 MSC) let a 4-1 lead slip away as the RedStorm (0-4, 0-2) knotted things up after their half of the seventh inning. However, Georgetown loaded the bases and Hillary Plain hit the game-winning single for the 5-4 win. GC then found its offense in a 8-0 win in six innings.
"After being unable to play for almost two weeks, I was pleased with the way they battled and took both games," said Tiger coach Thomas Thornton. "We have an injury right now that also caused us to shift our line-up some, but they just rolled right with it and took care of business."
Plain led the way in the opener, going 2-of-3 with two runs scored and the game-winning hit. She scored her first run by being aggressive on the base paths and beating a play at the plate so the Tigers could level the game 1-1.
Katie Mann picked up the win.
Mallory Johnson, Taylor Shaw, Shelby Engle and Sandy Young did most of the damage in game two with two hits each. Engle, in helping her own cause in the circle, also had three RBI. Johnson had two runs and two RBI, Shaw scored twice and Young drove in one. Engle got the win with one hit over six innings and three strikeouts.
Georgetown returns to action noon Saturday against Bluefield College (4-4).
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