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University of Rio Grande tallied a run in the top of the fourth and made it stand in a pitching duel for game two Saturday with Georgetown College softball. It was the first loss for the Tigers (8-4, 3-1) in Mid-South Conference play.
Jessica Claxton pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, striking out four and giving up one run. Rio's Jenna Jones stonewalled the Tigers for seven innings, scattering six hits and striking out three in the 1-0 win.
Chelsea Riney and Taylor Shaw both had two hits. Shaw was 2-for-3 and Riney 2-for-4. Claxton tried to help her cause, going 1-for-3 from the plate. Ashley Coppage pinch hit once for the final Tiger hit.
Georgetown stranded seven runners. One of the team's best shots to equalize the game came with a two-out rally in the fifth. Shaw started it with a single to right and Riney reached on an infield single. Runners were at the corners for Chelsae Osborn. Jones got the freshman to pop up to right and end the threat.
Georgetown returns to action 2 pm Tuesday at Campbellsville University.