Softball - Wed, Mar. 30, 2016
Georgetown College's softball team took a pair of wins Tuesday over Shawnee State University. This improves the Tigers to 9-2 in Mid-South Conference play and 18-11 overall.
The Bears (9-14, 2-7) struck first in game one, but multiple runs in the third, fourth and fifth inning provided more than enough runs for Jessica Claxton as GC rolled 7-2. Game two was much tighter, heading to extra innings. Georgetown scored nine times in the top of the ninth to break open the stalemate and eventually win 12-5.
Chaselyn Allgeier's RBI single in the third tied game one. She came around on a single, sacrifice bunt and an error for Georgetown's first lead. Sandy Young's sacrifice bunt scored Emily Snow for the winning run.
GC added two runs each in the fourth and fifth for a 7-1 lead. SSU added its final tally in the bottom of the seventh.
Claxton rebound from her rocky outing this past Saturday to throw the complete game win. The junior scattered four hits, allowed two runs, struck out seven and walked four. She improves to 9-6 on the season with seven complete games.
Corrin Robinson led from the plate. The freshman went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Snow, Allgeier and Simms all went 2-for-4. Allgeier had an RBI and a run scored. Snow scored a run. Shelby Engle and Young went 1-for-2. Each scored a run, while Young had an RBI. Sydney Goyette went 1-for-4 for the final GC hit as the team had 11 against Miranda Pauley.
Game two saw the Bears race out to a 3-0 lead before Hannah Morton settled in to shut them out for the next seven innings. This allowed her offense time to push two runs across in the fifth and tie it when Kara Howard's single plated Young, who started the inning with a double.
With one out in the ninth, Alexis Bahl and Robinson singled. Allgeier drew a walk to load the bases and set the table for Georgetown's biggest hitters.
Snow delivered a base-clearing triple for a 6-3 lead with Allgeier scoring the winning run. Engle reached on an error, which scored Snow. Young's fielder's choice made it two outs with a 7-3 lead.
A single and an error kept the inning going, loading the bases for Goyette. The junior singled for two RBIs.
Robinson got the final big hit, a double for the final two runs.
SSU mounted a rally with a two-out home run for the final two runs of the game.
Georgetown returns to action Friday at Lindsey Wilson College. The doubleheader is set to start at 4 pm EDT.