Softball - Sat, Apr. 2, 2016
Georgetown College softball seemed unable to figure out No. 9 Lindsey Wilson College in game one Friday, losing 9-0 in five innings. However, hung tough in game two before falling as the Blue Raiders (26-10, 11-3 MSC) scored three runs in the seventh for a 10-9 win.
The Tigers (19-13, 10-4) rallied twice to tie the game and exploded with four runs in the fifth for their second lead of the day. It was all manufactured through a pair of singles, aggressive base running and timely sacrifice hits.
"Sometimes you have to go small ball and this team has shown we are good at that," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "We know we can just keep finding spots, using our speed and doing what the team needs. It's not all about the big hits to score runs. Unfortunately, we just couldn't close the door in the end."
A walk and an error set the table for a two-RBI single which tied the game with no outs. A sacrifice bunt put the winning run at third and a fielder's choice that did not produce an out ended the game.
It was pitch by committee as Hannah Morton started, gave way to Averie Lozano then Jessica Claxton. Claxton took the loss, giving up six hits and six runs – only two of which were earned – in two and a third innings of work. Loren Roby faced the final two batters trying to keep GC in a tie game and get to extra innings.
Game one was tough offensively as the Tigers managed just three hits against LWC's ace Casey Bryan. Claxton started and took the loss in game one, going four innings. She gave up three hits and four of the five runs scored while she was in the circle were earned.
These two conference foes square off again 1 pm EDT Saturday in Columbia, Ky. to finish off the four-game series.