Softball - Sat, Apr. 19, 2014
Chelsea Riney had several hard hits during game two against Cumberland University Saturday. Unfortunately, they always seemed to be right at someone. When her Tigers (25-11, 18-8) needed it though, she roped a two-out single through the middle for the RBI winning hit. GC won 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh to finish off the season sweep of the Bulldogs (30-17-1, 16-12).
Chelsae Osborn reached as the second baseman dropped her line drive. Cassidy Taylor followed with a single to shallow right. Rachel Simms sacrificed the pair into scoring position. Taylor Shaw singled with one out, but her fly tailed and drop safely in right catching Osborn off guard at third. The freshman tried to score, but was thrown out sliding into home. Taylor moved to third and Shaw to second on the throw home, setting up Riney's game winner.
Both teams struggled offensively, a vast difference from game one. Before the seventh, GC had just had six hits and CU managed just four all game against Jessica Claxton. The freshman tallied another win and continued strike batters out in an impressive clip. She set eight Bulldogs down and allowed just one run.
Emily Snow and Sandy Young both went 2-for-3. Young had an RBI and Snow a run scored.
It was the tandem putting Georgetown on the board first. In the bottom of the fourth, Snow started with her second single of the day through the hole at short. The sophomore stole second and third. Then Young's double to deep left-center put the Tigers up 1-0.
The lead did not last long as CU answered in the top of the fifth. Sarah Murray started it off with a single. Devon Jamerson hit into a fielder's choice that had everyone reach safely. Jessica Roper's RBI single knotted it up.
Claxton found herself in a bases loaded jam, but got Sydney Broderick to line out to Osborn.
Georgetown returns to action on the road Tuesday playing a pair of rain out games with Shawnee State University.