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Both Georgetown College and Huntington University struggled in game one Saturday to put hits together. The Foresters used small ball to take a 1-0 lead that looked to stand up, until junior Cassidy Taylor launched a shot over the center field fence in the bottom of the seventh. The Tigers (7-2) threatened to end it that inning, but could not push another run across. HU went back to small ball eventually scoring the winning run in extra innings, 2-1.
GC responded in game two by exploding early and often for the 8-0 mercy-rule win in four and a half innings.
"It was hard to lose the first one the way we did," said Tigers coach Thomas Thornton. "But we responded well and that is what matters. We put that game behind us. Came to the plate on a mission and took care of business."
Emily Snow and Taylor Shaw each had two hits in the big win, while Chelsea Riney, Taylor, Marissa Massie, Jessica Claxton and Chelsae Osborn added one each. Claxton collected the win. Pitching three innings of two-hit ball with six strikeouts of the 11 batters she faced. Sydney Goyette came in to finish the game. She gave up no hits and struck out two of her six batters.
Kayla Williams win the full eight innings of game one. The junior scattered seven hits and struck out seven. Two runs scored, but only one was earned.
Snow and Riney were the only other two Tigers in the opener Saturday to get hits.
Georgetown returns to action Tuesday hosting Indiana University Southeast. First pitch is set for 2 pm and it is a doubleheader.