Softball - Sat, Apr. 5, 2014
The two seniors led the charge as the Georgetown College Tiger softball team erased a 1-0 deficit against No. 22 Campbellsville University. Taylor Shaw and Chelsea Riney opened with back-to-back infield singles, advanced on a fielder's choice and scored off a rocket single from Shelby Engle.
Engle ripped a ball at second that just glanced off the glove and into the outfield allowing the two senior speedsters more than enough time to make it a 2-1 game in Georgetown's favor.
Engle and Emily Snow scored off Sandy Young's three-run bomb, giving GC (18-9, 13-6) all the insurance runs it needed.
CU's Tigers (25-12, 12-7) made it interesting at the top of the next inning. Heather Oakley and Sara Paragon drew back-to-back walks, setting the stage for Adrean Jordan's three-run homerun.
The game was 5-4, but Kayla Williams settled down in the circle for Georgetown, retiring the six of the final eight hitters to secure the victory. The junior went the full seven innings, scattering four hits with three walks and six strikeouts.
Riney, Engle, Young and Shaw did all the damage from the plate. The first two finished 2-for-4 and the latter two were 2-for-3. Engle had two RBIs. Young had three. Riney, Snow, Engle, Young and Shaw all scored one run each.
Campbellsville got the scoring started with a double from its lead-off hitter. Kristin Benton moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Oakley's sacrifice fly to right. Williams got out of the inning by getting Paragon to pop up.
With two outs in the top of the second, CU threatened with runners at first and second but Brittany Rippy struck out looking.
Williams hit her stride at the end of the third, striking out Paragon again. She set the side down in order in the fourth with two strikeouts in the process and got the first two batters out in the fifth before a double ended that streak. She got the next batter to ground out to her, keeping CU at bay long enough for her offense to come through.