Softball - Sat, Apr. 9, 2011
Michelle Dresselhaus pitched another shutout and then came back at the end of game two for a save Saturday against Mid-South Conference newcomer Shawnee State.
Georgetown College (22-9, 15-1 MSC) rolled in the first game, winning 6-0, but needed the junior pitcher to relieve Miranda Buchanan for the final three outs of game two. The junior came in with bases loaded, got a bloop single as a force out at second. The runner on third scored to trim the Tiger lead to 7-6. Dresselhaus slammed the door, striking out the next two batters looking.
The Bears (13-11, 7-5 MSC) opened up a 5-1 advantage, but could not hang on as GC's offense came to life. Catcher Hillary Plain went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Taylor Shaw pinch hit in the bottom of the sixth to get the winning rally going. The game was all tied at five. Shaw ripped a double and advance to third on an infield single by Chelsea Riney.
Shaw scored on a double steal and everyone was safe. Senior Whitney Ealey hit a shot to the centerfield fence that was caught, allowing Riney to score easily for the 7-5 lead.
The Tigers had 12 hits in the first game, two each from Ealey, Dresselhaus and Jordan Clemons.
GC returns to action next Tuesday at Lindsey Wilson to see who takes the lead in conference play. The Blue Raiders are 14-0 in league play. They play SSU tomorrow in Ohio before hosting the Tigers on Tuesday.