Softball - Sat, Apr. 12, 2014
Georgetown College softball hit the road for back-to-back days of doubleheaders. The Tigers, which are now receiving votes opened the weekend on fire at Bluefield. Chelsea Riney and Taylor Shaw connected on homeruns, while Kayla Williams held down the Rams in a 10-2 win of game one. Game two was very similar, Georgetown on top 10-1. Each game was a mercy-rule win, not needing more than six innings in either game.
Shaw's two-run blast broke open a 2-2 game as the Tigers never looked back. Ironically, Riney's bookended the game, supplying the final run Georgetown needed to end the game in six. The senior put one over the right field fence for a solo shot.
GC had four hits and four runs in the fifth to really break free. Emily Snow led off with a double. Shelby Engle traded places with an RBI double. Ashley Coppage lined a single into right for an RBI. Rachel Simms' two-out double scored Coppage for the damage and a 9-2 lead after four and a half.
Williams allowed two runs in the bottom of the first and then shut the Rams down. BC managed just one more hit the over the next four innings, before the junior gave way to Sydney Goyette. The freshman allowed no hits with one strikeout.
In the second game, the Tigers once again opened an early lead and never relinquished it. Riney walked and eventually scored on a single from Coppage. Chelsae Osborn singled to bring in Snow for the only offense GC needed.
Bluefield responded by getting one run back in the bottom half, but it was all Georgetown from there.
The Tigers tallied at least a run in every inning except the third. They had five runs in the fourth.
Jessica Claxton did most of the work in the circle. The freshman went four innings with five strikeouts before Goyette came in to finish off the fifth inning. She struck out two of the three batters she faced.
Coppage and Engle were both 5-for-8 on the day with four RBIs. Engle had three runs scored, while Coppage scored twice. Riney finished 4-for-6 with two RBIs and four runs scored.