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Softball - Sat, May. 30, 2009

Georgetown, KY-Georgetown College Tiger Softball is headed to the NAIA National Tournament in Decatur, Ala. after capturing the Mid-South Conference Tournament title on Saturday.

Georgetown, KY-Georgetown College Tiger Softball is headed to the NAIA National Tournament in Decatur, Ala. after capturing the Mid-South Conference Tournament title on Saturday.

The Tigers put three big games and 26 innings together to come out of the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tournament on their home field. The first win, a 5-4 victory over Lindsey Wilson, took nine innings to avenge a Friday loss to the Blue Raiders.

The semi-final game was a top-seed matchup with Campbellsville. Georgetown scored four runs in the top of the tenth inning to win 7-4 behind the arms of five pitchers: Brittany Gunther, Michelle Dresselhaus, Victoria Witt and Samantha Wilson. Gunther got the win after pitching the first four innings and Wilson the save. Sophomore third baseman Whitney Ealey hit a two-run homer to leftfield in the ninth, the first of two on the night.

Georgetown and Campbellsville then faced-off for an exciting championship game that ended with the Georgetown 5-3 upset.. Scoreless in the bottom of the third, Campbellsville's A.J. Clemmons hit a homerun to make it 1-0. Georgetown took the next at-bat to go up 4-1, including Ealey's second homerun, a two run shot to centerfield. Campbellsville followed with two runs in the bottom of the inning for a 4-3 score.

"To put three games together like these three games, against these opponents, was really special," said head coach Thomas Thornton. "These were games against Lindsey Wilson who beat us the past two times we faced them and then a tough, tough top-seeded Campbellsville team. I am just so happy with the solid play of our team from top to bottom."

The Tigers will now await the NAIA National Tournament brackets to see their pool play opponents. The 32 team tournament, to be held May 14-20 will be played at the Wilson Morgan Softball Complex.

 
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