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As Georgetown College softball finished up a road swing, the Tigers took another pair of games to improve to 23-9 and 18-6 in the Mid-South Conference. It was a couple of late inning rallies that helped to make the difference against University of Pikeville Saturday.
GC held a 4-1 lead for the early portion, but UPike cut the deficit to two with a run in the fourth. The Tigers responded with two of their own in the fifth and five in the sixth for a third mercy-rule win over the weekend.
Game two was much tighter and the Bears (11-22, 7-17) were clinging to a 1-0 edge heading into the seventh inning. The Tigers came out swinging. Coach Thomas Thornton made some hitting changes, which ended up paying dividends. Sydney Goyette came in to bat for Hayden Seng and ripped a three-run home run over the left field fence. GC won 3-1.
Chelsae Osborn got it started with a single. Alexis Bahl reached on a walk. With two on and one out, Goyette dug in and with a 0-1 count changed the game.
It was more than enough offensive power for Jessica Claxton. The freshman set the Bears down in order to seal the win.
Osborn and Sandy Young went 3-for-6 on the day. Osborn had three runs scored, while Young had three RBIs.
Kayla Williams went the full six innings of game one, scattering six hits and striking out two.
Georgetown returns to action hosting No. 8 Lindsey Wilson College 3 pm Tuesday for a doubleheader.