Georgetown News
Softball - Tue, Feb. 17, 2009

No. 22 Georgetown ruins Union's home opener

No. 22 Georgetown ruins Union's home opener

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Georgetown College evened the season with a pair of wins at Union College on Tuesday. The No. 22 Tigers won 4-1 in the opening game followed by a darkness-shortened 8-5 victory in the second.

The Lady Bulldogs start the 2009 campaign 0-2 while Georgetown moved to 2-2 on the year.

In the opening game, Alice Blauser led the game off with a walk then advance to second after her first collegiate stolen base. Sarah Driver pushed her to third base with a sacrifice bunt and a Lee Davis double to center field brought Blauser home.

But a four-run outburst during the third inning from Georgetown swung momentum their way.

Driver suffered the defeat after tossing a complete game. She allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out 10 Tigers.

For Georgetown, Samantha Barmone went the distance on the mound. She struck out eight batters and allowed the lone run on five hits.

Georgetown's offense saw Whitney Ealey deliver two hits and drive in a pair of runs. Pamela Hardesty also drove in two runs.

After trailing 6-1 in the night cap, Driver put a charge into the Union offense in the bottom of the third thanks to a home run to straightaway center field. At the time Blauser was on base thanks to a lead-off single.

After Georgetown pushed home two more runs in the fourth inning, Union answered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

The game was called due to darkness after the fifth inning was completed.

Hardesty, Rachel Johnson, Jordan Clemons and Ashley Mitchell all went 2-for-3 for Georgetown and Mitchell registered three RBIs.

Brittany Gunther pitched all five innings for Georgetown. Four of her five runs were earned as she scattered seven hits. Union's Abby Sears surrendered eight runs on 10 hits over five innings in her collegiate debut on the mound.

Next up for the Tigers is a home doubleheader on Friday when IUSE makes a trip to Georgetown. The first game is set for 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.
 
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