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Cassidy Janes tags out a CU runner at home. Photo by Richard Robards
Cassidy Janes tags out a CU runner at home. Photo by Richard Robards
Softball - Sat, Apr. 29, 2017

Chelsae Osborn doubled to score Chaselyn Allgeier in the top of the first, the winning run in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament consolation bracket Saturday evening at Michael O. Buchanon Park.

Hannah Morton pitched a gem against Campbellsville University, scattering eight hits and striking out one in a complete game shutout win, 4-0. Her offense provided the insurance runs in the top of the fifth.

Georgetown took control of the game with three runs, taking advantage of two errors and a couple of other ground balls where an out was not recorded. 

Katie Young singled to center to start the inning and Alli Watson blooped a single into short rightfield. Morton grounded to short, but Jacqueline Roof booted the ball, loading the bases. With one out Cassidy Janes ripped a ball into the hole between short and third. Roof made a diving play but her throw to third from her knees was low, allowing a run to score and keeping the bases loaded.

Watson scored on a passed ball before Allgeier reached on an error by Tori Humphrey, loading the bases again. Morton was forced out at the plate on a grounder by Osborn, but Kara Howard hit a ground ball to short. Roof flipped to Humphrey at third, but she was not on the bag when Allgeier slid, allowing another run to come across for a 4-0 GC advantage.

The visitors got going early, as Allgeier reached on a bunt single and took second when Rebecca Miller's throw sailed down the rightfield line. Osborn then doubled off the glove of centerfielder Madison Mudd. Campbellsville had a chance to throw out Allgeier at the plate, but Brittany Rippy's throw sailed high over the catcher.

Howard then walked and stole second, but Sydney Goyette grounded to short before a walk to Katie Young loaded the bases and necessitated a pitching change. Neely Quint struck out Watson and got a groundout by Morton to end the inning with just one run coming across.

CU loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning after a single by Roof, a walk to Humphrey and a line drive single off the third baseman's glove from Miller. Morton pitched out of the jam with a short flyout to right by Briana Scott and a groundout to first by Hailey Szpila. 

Janes reached on a throwing error by Quint with one out in the second and Allgeier walked before Osborn reached on a slow roller to the left side. Howard grounded to the circle and Janes was forced out at home and Goyette grounded out to third to end the inning and the threat with Georgetown holding a 1-0 edge.

In the third Rippy led off with a walk and Humphrey popped up to the infield, but the wind blew the ball back to the circle. It fell but Morton's throw to second was wild, putting two on with no outs. Markie Smith moved the runners with a sacrifice bunt, but Scott lined out sharply to short before Szpila fouled out to end the inning. 

Alexis Smith doubled down the leftfield line with one out in the fourth and Mudd walked, setting the table for Roof, who singled sharply to center, but pinch-runner Kalin Bottoms was thrown out at the plate by Young, keeping Campbellsville off the board. Rippy drew another free pass to load the bases, but Humphrey grounded out to end the inning.

GC now faces a tall task of playing three games Sunday in order to complete the rally, however, the Tigers are no stranger to that doing it back in 2014. Osborn and Goyette were freshmen that season. It all starts with a noon showdown with Lindsey Wilson College.

 
 
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