Softball - Mon, May. 2, 2011
More than half of Georgetown College's softball team earned All-Mid-South Conference honors this past week, tying the highest total of any other team. No. 13 Lindsey Wilson also had five.
For veterans Whitney Ealey and Rachel Johnson, the honor is the fourth year in a row. During their careers as a Tiger they have been involved since day one. Both were three-time All-Mid-South Conference and one-time All-Mid-South Conference Honorable Mention. Junior Jordan Clemons seems to be following in their footsteps. For the third straight year the shortstop has earned All-Conference. For Mallory Johnson and Dresselhaus it is the first time for the award.
Through the regular season, Mallory led the team with a .406 batting average, 42 RBI and a new Georgetown season record of nine home runs. Clemons was batting .400 and was a perfect 22-of-22 in stolen bases. Rachel was hitting .370 with 38 runs scored and 32-of-35 in stolen bases. Ealey was hitting .368, with a team-high 13 doubles. The senior also had six homeruns and 29 RBI. Dresselhaus was the Tigers ace in the circle this season. She had a record of 13-4 with 124 strikeouts and a .182 opponents' batting average. She finished the regular season with 10 complete games and seven shutouts and a 2.15 ERA.
GC also had four Academic All-Conference honorees in Clemons, Dresselhaus, Tori Shover and Madelyn Brown. It is the second time for the honor for Dresselhaus and the first time Brown and Shover have been eligible for the award as freshman are not allowed to be considered.
Following the banquet, postseason play got started on Friday. GC came out strong against University of Virginia College at Wise, winning 9-1, but struggled to find offense in the second game of the day against University of Rio Grande.
The Tigers seemed to get the boost they needed off a two-run homerun by Ealey when a dead ball infraction was called for the third out and took the runs off the board.
This knocked Georgetown into the elimination round with a first game Saturday against regular season champion Lindsey Wilson. The Tigers had no answer for the Blue Raiders, who exploded for an early 6-0 lead. Katie Mann came in during the second inning and held LWC scoreless for a few innings before a three-run burst put them up 9-0 in the fourth.
The deficit was too large to make up, ending the Tigers hopes of winning another conference title and the automatic bid to the national tournament.