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Georgetown College softball has struggled as of late in scoring. Through the first 11 games the Tigers had scored 45 runs, but managed just two in the three leading up to an important Mid-South Conference road series.
GC traveled to St. Catharine College Saturday to do battle, looking to get back on track. It did just that with an 8-0 mercy-rule win in game one.
The Tigers (9-6, 4-3) broke a 0-0 tie when Sandy Young hit a two-run homerun. The hit proved to be all Georgetown needed, but the team added six more in the top of the sixth for good measure. Kayla Williams set the Patriots (7-7, 5-2) down in order in the bottom half and the game was over.
The junior pitcher went six innings, striking out nine SCC batters of the 20 she faced. The Patriots managed just three hits – two of which came in the bottom of the first.
"We've struggled as of late putting our offense together," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "We know we are a very good hitting team, so we knew once we got on track we'd be okay. Sandy really opened us up again and once the flood gates were open we took advantage."
Young also had an RBI double in the game, finishing 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Chelsae Osborn also finished the day 2-for-3. Madi Ortega and Ashley Coppage went 1-for-1. Shelby Engle accounted for the only other GC hit.