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Georgetown College's softball team swept University of the Cumberlands Tuesday afternoon at Tiger Softball Complex. The Tigers improved to 19-9 and 11-5 in the Mid-South Conference.
The team started with a mercy-rule win in game one, 8-0, and backed it up with a 2-1 win in game two.
Mallory Johnson got the doubleheader off to a swinging start with a triple to right field. She and Taylor Shaw eventually came in to score for all the runs Georgetown needed. However, the offense continued to pound the ball for 11 hits and at least a run in every inning.
Hillary Plain added an exclamation point with a two run home run in the bottom of the fourth for a 7-0 lead. With two outs in the fifth, the Tigers manufactured the eighth run to end the game. Kayla Williams picked up the complete game shutout, scattering four hits and only being threatened once. The sophomore struck out three in her ninth win of the season.
Game two was less offensively explosive, but senior Katie Mann held down the Patriots (7-23, 1-5) enough to allow for Georgetown to produce two runs. She helped her own cause in the bottom of the first after Shelby Engle doubled to left, Mann doubled to right for the first run of the game.
It remained 1-0 until the top of the fourth win UC scored its first run of the day to tie the game. Kenly Lambert started with a bunt single and eventually came around on a Tabitha Benson double.
The Tigers got out of that inning and immediately responded in their at-bat to put the game away. Mallory Johnson's single plated Marissa Massie.
Mann finished out the game for the win, striking out four of the 22 batters she faced.
Georgetown returns to action, taking a step outside of conference play, in a doubleheader 3 pm Thursday against Midway College at home.
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