Softball - Tue, Mar. 25, 2014
Georgetown College softball scored an insurance run that ended up being the winning run in game two against Cumberland University in the Mid-South Conference doubleheader.
The Tigers (14-6, 9-3) finished the road sweep of the Bulldogs (17-7, 8-6) with a 5-4 win Friday. CU comes to Georgetown for a doubleheader April 19.
Sandy Young reached on a fielder's choice and later came around a Cassidy Taylor single and a pair of stolen bases. This sixth inning run gave GC a 5-3 lead, but Cumberland got that run right back for the one-run deficit heading into the seventh.
Jessica Claxton finished off her complete-game win with getting out of a rally in the Bulldogs final at-bat. A walk to Stoll started the inning, but a double play cleared the bases. Jamerson singled, keeping hopes alive. Broderick fouled out to Taylor to end the game.
Georgetown needed a second inning rally after CU opened with three in the bottom of the first. Taylor's single brought in Shelby Engle. Marissa Massie's RBI single scored Sandy Young and Taylor Shaw had a ground out to bring in Taylor for a 3-3 game.
The Tigers took the lead in the top of the third for good when Engle's RBI double brought in Emily Snow, who started the inning with an infield single.
Claxton gave up three runs on three hits in the first frame, but settled down from there. The freshman gave up just one more run – of the four only two were earned – and struck out five (her lowest total of the week). CU managed just four more hits in the final six innings.
Snow and Taylor had two hits each. Taylor scored a run and tallied an RBI, while Snow scored a run. Engle, Massie and Chelsae Osborn also had hits.
Young scored twice despite going 0-for-2 at the plate.