Softball - Wed, Mar. 9, 2011
Georgetown College's softball team stayed perfect in Mid-South Conference play, beating rival Campbellsville University Tuesday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.
Game one belonged to GC's (8-5, 4-0) MSC Pitcher of the Week Michelle Dresselhaus, as again she got just enough run production to notch her fourth win of the season. The junior pitched a complete game, scattering six hits, walking one, striking out seven and allowing just two runs in the 3-2 win. Georgetown's offense came to life in game two, with two homeruns in a 6-2 victory.
Dresselhaus carried a 3-0 lead into the top of the sixth when CU (4-12, 0-2) began to find an offensive rhythm. Kacie Vincent and Bailey Dillender hit singles to start the inning off and advanced on a fielder's choice by Jennifer England. Next up was Alex Jane Clemmons. The left fielder hit a two RBI single and stretched it into a double on the throw to home. But, that is all the production Campbellsville would get. Dresselhaus got the next two batters to pop up to end the inning. In the seventh, she started the inning with a strikeout then Jordan Cornett got the final hit of the game with a single, before the next two batters flied out and popped out respectively.
All day long it was the top four hitters getting it done for GC coach Thomas Thornton. Whitney Ealey, Rachel Johnson, Mallory Johnson and Jordan Clemons went a combined 12-of-25 from the plate with all nine runs and five RBI. As a team GC notched 10-of-54 from the plate with 14 hits and seven RBI.
After CU struck early in the second game, pushing across a run in the top of the first, Mallory Johnson needed just one swing to erase the deficit and put Georgetown back on top. The sophomore took a 1-1 count and hit her second homerun of the season, scoring Ealey who started the inning with a double.
Campbellsville tied it in the top of the third, but Ealey knocked the second homerun of the game also to straight away center. The senior took a 2-2 count and started the inning by giving Georgetown the lead for good. Rachel Johnson followed with a triple that knocked CU pitcher Taylor Wroe from the game. The senior would later score by stealing home to give GC a 4-2 advantage.
Katie Mann blanked the CU Tigers for the next four innings in a complete game win. The sophomore scattered eight hits, walked one and struck out five while allowing just two runs.
GC's offense provided a four-run cushion in the bottom of the fifth when the Johnson sisters hit back-to-back singles and later scored on a double by Hillary Plain.
Georgetown plays a conference series this weekend at St. Catharine College (4-2, 2-0) before the hitting the road for a spring break tournament at William Carey.
The Tigers will face Grand View University, William Carey, William Woods, Eureka and Belhaven in a matter of three days.