Sandy Young tracks back for an out Saturday. Photo by Richard Davis
Softball - Sat, Apr. 16, 2016
It was late innings Friday and middle innings Saturday that did in the Georgetown College softball team against No. 4 Campbellsville University. The visitors used the third inning in each game Saturday to break open close contests. CU (43-7, 27-1) finished the sweep with a 7-0 and 11-3 win. Campbellsville has not lost since March 18.
Five hits and three errors helped to open up a stalemate game one. The CU Tigers scored five runs in that third inning and never looked back.
GC (27-18, 18-9) stayed strong on Senior Day, settling down and allowing just two more runs that game. Emily Snow led the hitting, going 2-for-3 against ace Victoria Decker. Chaselyn Allgeier, Alexis Bahl and Corrin Robinson all got a hit.
Georgetown had just one error after the third inning, buckling down on defense as senior Jessica Claxton retired nine of the final 10 hitters she face aided by one double play.
Game two it was six runs off six hits with just one error to put CU up 8-0. The visitors tacked on three more runs in the fifth to put the game away.
Snow, Allgeier and Shelby Engle all got two hits each. Engle hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the third, her 11th home run on the season. This is one shy of tying the school record she set in her junior season.
Georgetown returns to action for postseason play in Bowling Green, Ky. April 29 – May 2. The Tigers are solidly in third place and will most likely face Cumberland University in the first round of the double elimination tournament.