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Lindsey Wilson College softball, ranked No. 8 in the nation, need three home runs to hand Georgetown College, which is receiving votes, a pair of losses Thursday in Georgetown. The Blue Raiders rallied for a 4-2 win then used two, two-run shots for a 4-1 win.
LWC trailed much of game one following a solo home run by Cassidy Taylor. The junior led off the third and drove the first pitch over the center field fix at the Tiger Softball Complex. It appeared all the home team needed for pitcher Kayla Williams.
Georgetown even added an insurance run in the sixth when Chelsea Riney reached on a dropped fly ball. The senior advanced on a sacrifice bunt and stole third, setting up the RBI single by Shelby Engle. The Tigers took the 2-0 lead into the final inning. LWC doubled the offensive output when the team was down to the final three outs. The Blue Raiders had six hits and scored four runs to pull off the comeback win.
It all started harmless when Savannah Madison popped out. Jordan Hood and Andrea Whelan singled to left to get the rally going. Madison Scott followed with an infield single to load the bases. Kristina Krupinski took a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right for all the offense Lindsey needed.
Jessica Claxton held down the Blue Raider hitters for the most part in game two, but they managed four hits and made three of them count. Krupinski drew a one-out walk in the top of the fourth. Amanda Trampe followed with the first two-run home run. It remained 2-0 until the sixth when Scott singled to left and Krupinski followed with her second multi-run home run.
Ashley Coppage made it interesting with a lead-off home run in the bottom of the seventh, but Georgetown could not manage any more offense against Hood. She went seven innings, scattered four hits and struck out 13.
Claxton went five and a third with five strikeouts and Sydney Goyette finished the game with three strikeouts and no hits.
Georgetown returns to action 1 pm Saturday hosting Cumberland University for a doubleheader.