Softball - Wed, Apr. 6, 2016
Georgetown College softball got back to its winning ways Tuesday in big fashion. The Tigers surrendered just a half dozen runs in two games combined against University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. GC (21-15, 12-6) pounded out 26 hits in a 6-2 and 16-4 season sweep of the Patriots (18-16, 6-11).
"It's nice when our bats come to life," said Tiger coach Thomas Thornton. "We have fire power up and down the line-up, we just haven't had good at bats lately. Some of that is what we are seeing and some of that is our approach. Hopefully we've gotten a handle on the part we control."
Sandy Young led the charge going 4-for-8 with two home runs on the day. Shelby Engle and Chaselyn Allgeier also had four hits in nine plate appearances. All of Engle's hits were for extra bases – two doubles and two home runs. She had six RBIs.
Allgeier had three singles and a home run with four RBIs.
Two runs each in the first three innings all but sealed up game one. Then it was seven runs out to the gate as 10 Tigers came up for five hits in the top half of the first.
"When you hit like that, pitching becomes easier," Thornton said. "We knew Cumberlands wouldn't go quietly, but you do get to loosen up some in the circle when you have that offense behind you."
Hannah Morton went three and a third, scattering eight hits and giving up two runs. Averie Lozano closed the door allowing four hits, two runs scored – only one earned – in her three and two-third innings of work.
In game one, Jessica Claxton got the win with three innings of work, scattering four hits and allowing one earned run. Loren Roby finished it off with the same numbers over four innings.
Georgetown returns to action 3 pm Friday in a doubleheader with Cumberland University. This finishes off a two-week stretch away from Tiger Softball Complex.