Danville, Ky. – Ashley Coppage has been struggling, but she chose the right moment to shrug that off. The freshman laced a shot over left field fence in the top of the seventh to give Georgetown College softball breathing room in a must-win situation.
The Tigers (36-13) got the winning run in the top of the fourth, but the two-run shot put it out of reach for Cumberland University. GC won 3-0 to force the if-necessary game with the winner advancing to the national tournament.
Kayla Williams did her job in the circle, muzzling the Bulldogs' (38-19) offense. The junior went the distance in the win, scattering six hits and working out of a couple of two-on, one-out situations.
Sandy Young roped an RBI double in the top of the fourth to for the winning run. The sophomore was 2-2 with a run scored and an RBI. Her other hit came just before Coppage came in to pinch hit.
The same two teams head to a winner-take all game for the Mid-South Conference tournament title and national tournament regional site action.