Softball - Thu, Jul. 14, 2016
Georgetown College softball had a terrific year. The Tigers found their stride midway through the season that put them on the heels of nationally ranked Mid-South Conference foes Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University.
A lot of the success came as sophomore Chaselyn Allgeier flexed her muscle in the leadoff spot as the designated player. Her banner season led to a new pinnacle for the Tiger program. The outfielder and hitting specialist is Georgetown College softball's first player to earn NAIA All-American status.
"We've had some really great players come through this program so this honor speaks a lot for what Chaselyn did this past season and her potential going forward," said GC coach Thomas Thornton.
At one point in the season, the Tigers won 18 of 24 games.
The Brandenburg, Ky. native had 35 hits, 11 for extra bases – six doubles, two triples and three homeruns – with a .412 batting average. She had 16 RBIs and scored 23 times for 39 of the teams' 184 runs in that stretch.
Early in the season, she was back-to-back MSC Player of the Week, hitting .667, 14-of-21, with a .810 slugging percentage. In those two weeks, Allgeier had three doubles, four RBIs and scored 10 times to account for 14 of the teams' 44 runs.
Following her second consecutive week of being honored, Thornton said, "She's seeing the ball so well right now and if she keeps this up the sky is the limit for us with her as our leadoff hitter."
Allgeier finished the season leading the team with a .460 batting average. The outfielder had 22 extra base hits and accounted for 71 of the teams' 293 runs. Her 74 hits breaks the Tigers single-season record of 71 in a season by Jennifer Tarplee in 2008. She was five bases shy of breaking recent GC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Chrissy Rapp's record set in 2002 at 111.
The sophomore put her name in the Top 10 of five other GC single-season records – third in batting average, runs scored and doubles; fourth in on-base percentage and eighth in slugging percentage.