Softball - Tue, Apr. 19, 2011
Georgetown College's softball got back to its winning ways with a 9-0 and 6-0 sweep of St. Catharine College Tuesday afternoon in Georgetown.
The Tigers (27-12, 18-4 Mid-South Conference) needed just 4.5 innings to take the first one behind a solid performance from Michelle Dresselhaus in the circle and their bats coming to life early. The junior scattered two hits in four innings of work and struck out seven of the 13 batters she faced.
GC's offense hung a five on the scoreboard in the second inning and never looked back.
Game two, Katie Mann had a solid performance in the circle, but it took a bit longer for the hitters to get the timing of the Patriots (14-25, 6-18) second pitcher. They pushed across two runs in the second and third innings and then one each in the fourth and sixth innings.
Senior Rachel Johnson had a base clearing triple in the first game, going 2-for-3 from the plate with three RBI and one run scored. Hillary Plain also had three RBI on a 2-for-3 day with two runs scored.
The sophomore catcher got the second going, reaching on an error. Plain advanced to second on a balk. Taylor Shaw sacrifice bunted her to third. Madelyn Brown reached on a dropped fly ball that scored Plain. Chelsea Riney hit a hard single to short, and Brown advanced to second. Whitney Ealey reached on the Patriots third error of the inning, setting the stage for Johnson's triple to the right field fence. Johnson scored two batters later on Jordan Clemons triple for the 5-0 lead.
Miranda Buchanan shut the door in the top of the fifth to give Georgetown the mercy-rule win.
Mann helped her own cause in game two, accounting for half the runs with three RBI on two hits in three at bats. Ealey, Rachel and Mallory Johnson, Plain, Clemons, Shaw and Shauna Gramig all notched a hit as well.
The Tigers return to action in a doubleheader Thursday at home against Asbury. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.