Softball - Mon, Feb. 17, 2014
Tiger Softball had a lot more offensive power in game two Sunday against Union College. Georgetown College (2-0) needed five late runs to overcome an early deficit in an 8-4 win.
GC struck first again, plating a run in the first inning. However, the Bulldogs (2-2) answered and added three runs in the bottom of the second for an early 4-1 lead. The Tigers pulled within one with two runs in the fourth, but exploded in the sixth to take the lead for good.
Three straight singles, one a bunt and another a slap hit both on the infield, loaded the bases with no outs.
Taylor Shaw tied the game with a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Marissa Massie. Relief pitcher Jessica Claxton dug in and helped her own cause with a two-run single. Georgetown never relinquished the lead again.
Claxton relieved starter Shelby Engle in the bottom of the third with the Tigers trailing. She shut the Bulldogs out, scattering two hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Georgetown added a couple of insurance runs in the top of the seventh. Sydney Goyette made the most of her one at bat. She doubled to deep left field. Shelby Dees came in to run and a batter later, Ashley Coppage, pinch hitting, ripped the Tigers' second homerun of the game for the final margin of victory.
Sandy Young hit the first in the top of the fourth. Her two-run shot made it a 4-3 game.
Emily Snow and Massie both went 2-for-4 and scored a run.
Chelsea Riney, Shaw, Cassidy Taylor and Chelsae Osborn all went 1-for-3. Riney also had a walk and scored twice. Shaw had two RBIs. Claxton was 1-of-2 with two RBIs.
Georgetown heads to Florida this week, looking to get in a pair of doubleheaders with Warner University (0-0) and Southeastern University (2-3).