Georgetown News
Softball - Thu, Apr. 2, 2015

It took a little longer than usual, but Georgetown College softball continued to tear it up from the plate Wednesday in a doubleheader sweep of Union College.

The Tigers (12-6, 9-3 MSC) scored 33 runs in Barbourville for 22-4 and 11-3 wins. Game one was tight until the top of the sixth. Georgetown held a 3-2 lead when the team plated six runs off five hits. It tallied another 13 on 11 hits in the top of the seventh to blow the game away.

"It is just unspeakable what we are doing from the plate right now," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "I knew this line-up for the past several years had this potential, but to see it all coming together leaves me speechless."

Game two was more of a consistent scoring process, scoring at least a run in every inning of the mercy-rule shortened game.

Katie Young continued her hot hitting from game two on Tuesday. The freshman went 6-for-8 with two doubles, a home run, six RBIs and five runs scored. Cassidy Taylor was 5-for-8 with a double, a home run, four RBIs and four runs scored.

Shelby Engle set a new regular season home run record with a solo shot in the third inning of game one. Then added to it with another blast in game two. Through 18 games, the junior has 11 home runs.

Almost every Tiger had at least a hit Wednesday in Barbourville, Ky.

The pitchers had solid outings as well. Sydney Goyette and Kayla Williams picked up the wins while Jessica Claxton did some relief work. In 13 innings worked combined, the trio scattered 17 hits and struck out seven.

Georgetown returns to action this weekend against No. 9 Lindsey Wilson College at home. Weather might shift the current schedule for a Friday doubleheader so keep watching the Tiger Athletics site as well as monitoring the GCAthletics twitter for complete updates on this weekend's schedule.

 
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