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Georgetown College softball faced a 4-1 deficit with just two more innings to go. But the pressure against No. 20 Campbellsville University did not show. The GC Tigers took the Mid-South Conference showdown in stride, loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth.
Cassidy Taylor came up and cleared the bases for a tie game and eventually came around on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Shaw for the 5-4 win. Georgetown improves to 28-11 and 18-7, while CU is now 31-12 and 19-4.
"We were ready to battle and defend our home field," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "Good things were happening, but we just weren't stringing them together. We did that in the sixth."
GC came back out and slammed the door shut in the top of the seventh for the win. Kayla Williams went the distance, scattering seven hits and allowing four runs with three strikeouts.
Shelby Engle, Madelyn Brown and Taylor were all 3-for-3 from the plate. Engle and Taylor each had a run scored, while Taylor also added four RBI on the day.
Game two of the doubleheader was postponed until next Tuesday after the field umpire got ill during the second inning.
"It happens and we certainly don't want to push through an important game such as this," Thornton said. "Conference regular season was supposed to end Monday, but we've got special approval to finish this game here Tuesday if it will affect the postseason picture."
The Tigers enter MSC tournament April 27 in Kingsport, Tenn.