Softball - Wed, Apr. 2, 2014
Seven of Georgetown College softball's hits came in the bottom of the third as the team nearly batted around twice to take a commanding lead of game two with St. Catharine. The Tigers (17-9, 12-6) scored all nine runs, erasing a one-run deficit in another mercy-rule win, 9-1.
Chelsea Riney started it off and went 2-for-2 in the inning, scoring two of the runs. Other than Ashley Coppage's double, it was a lot of well-placed singles and walks that help GC take control.
It was more than enough production for Tiger coach Thomas Thorton's freshman pitchers Jessica Claxton and Sydney Goyette.
Claxton went three and a thirds inning with three strikeouts – running her Mid-South Conference total to 80 second best in the Mid-South Conference. She leads the league by almost one full strikeout in batters struck out per game with an 8.75 average.
Sydney Goyette came on in relief and stuck out two of the five hitters she faced.
Shelby Engle and Riney had two hits each, while Coppage, Sandy Young, Chelsae Osborn, Alexis Bahl and Marissa Massie all had one.
Coppage had a monster day with five RBIs, two homeruns, a double and three runs scored.