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Georgetown College softball team used three hits in the bottom of the fourth to break game one open Saturday against Cumberland University. The Tigers (24-11, 17-8), currently receiving votes for the Top 25, added four runs and won 5-1.
Cassidy Taylor got it all started with a two out walk. Rachel Simms was hit by a pitch and Taylor Shaw followed with a single that gave GC all the offensive production it needed. This set the stage for Chelsea Riney's two RBI triple that blew open the game. The senior scored on Emily Snow's double to left.
The Bulldogs (30-16-1, 16-11) pushed across their lone run in the top of the seventh, trying to rally from the 5-0 deficit.
Sydney Broderick's single was stretched into a double off a misplayed grounder in the outfield. Kaleigh Pearce grounded out to put Broderick 60-feet from home. Tessa Tomaselli picked up the RBI with a single through the hole at short. Kayla Williams ended the game, striking out Victoria Bennett.
The junior went the distance for the win. She threw 72 pitches, struck out win and scattered five hits. At one point she retired nine straight.
Sandy Young's single through the left side of the infield got things started in the bottom of the second. The sophomore came around and put the first run on the board when Taylor hit a line drive single to right center.
Taylor finished game one 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Shaw was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Riney led with 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI.
Snow and Shelby Engle also tallied a hit each. Snow had an RBI.