Softball - Thu, Apr. 4, 2013
Georgetown College softball took care of business in run-rule fashion Thursday afternoon at the Tiger Softball Complex. The Tigers (21-9) beat Midway College (8-14) 9-1 and 8-0.
GC pounded out 25 hits in the two games highlighted by four home runs.
Katie Mann got the long ball contest going with a two-run shot to start the bottom of the second. Several batters later Sandy Young. The pair is tied for the team lead with four home runs apiece.
In the bottom of the sixth, Mallory Johnson got into the act with a three-run shot that put Georgetown one run from the mercy rule. Hillary Plain doubled with two outs and Shelby Engle drove her in with an RBI single to end the game.
Kayla Williams started the game and went three scoreless innings before giving way to Engle. She struggled a bit in her first inning, allowing one run off two hits, but settled down and shut the Eagles down.
Mann started in the circle for game two. She helped her own cause in the bottom of the second. Maddie Brown got the offense going with a walk, followed by a Rachel Simms double off the center field fence. Brown scored off Johnson's single back up the middle and Simms and Marissa Massie scored off Taylor Shaw's single. Mann dug in for a single, scoring Johnson. But Mann tried to stretch the single to a double and was tagged out to end the inning.
The Tigers tacked on two more runs in the third when Simms hit a blast over the center field fence this time. The team needed to manufacture a few runs more – one in the fifth and one in the sixth – to end the game by mercy rule.
Georgetown returns to action Saturday at University of Virginia College at Wise. It starts a 10-game stretch inside the Mid-South Conference, where the Tigers are 11-5 and sitting in third place.
"We need to really focus in on these games, one game at a time and one series at a time," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "This is the stretch run right before postseason."