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Georgetown College softball battled hard Tuesday afternoon against No. 19 Lindsey Wilson College, suffering two, one-run losses at Tiger Softball Complex. Game one was a 1-0 game with the Blue Raiders (35-5, 19-3 Mid-South Conference) scoring in the top of the third off a sacrifice fly. The day was capped off with a 4-3 setback.
Both teams struggled to hit in the early going. The Tigers (23-11, 13-7) managed three hits to Lindsey's five. Most of those came in the third when the Blue Raiders loaded the bases with no outs. Andrea Whelan hit a fly ball to right field that scored Travatia Bowden. The runner ran over catcher Hillary Plain attempting to make the catch from Sandy Young.
Kayla Williams worked out of that inning with no more damage, but enough had been done. GC stranded four runners over the next five innings, unable to even the score. Williams went the complete game, striking out one.
Both teams were scoreless through three, when Lindsey struck first with a bases loaded, hit by a pitch run in game two. It tacked on two more in the fifth and another in the sixth for a 4-0 lead. Down to their final three outs, the Tigers came to life. GC had three of its five hits in the bottom of the seventh and pushed across three runs to make it interesting. Unfortunately, the rally came up just short.
Katie Mann pitched the entire second game. She scattered six hits for three earned runs with six strikeouts.
Georgetown has little time to regroup with another conference doubleheader Wednesday. The Tigers travel to St. Catharine, looking to finish a season sweep of the Patriots and stay in the top third of the conference standings.