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Chelsea Riney had several hard hits during game two against Cumberland University Saturday. Unfortunately, they always seemed to be right at someone. When her Tigers (25-11, 18-8) needed it though, she roped a two-out single through the middle for the RBI winning hit. GC won 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh to finish off the season sweep of the Bulldogs (30-17-1, 16-12).
Chelsae Osborn reached as the second baseman dropped her line drive. Cassidy Taylor followed with a single to shallow right. Rachel Simms sacrificed the pair into scoring position. Taylor Shaw singled with one out, but her fly tailed and drop safely in right catching Osborn off guard at third. The freshman tried to score, but was thrown out sliding into home. Taylor moved to third and Shaw to second on the throw home, setting up Riney's game winner.
Georgetown College softball team used three hits in the bottom of the fourth to break game one open Saturday against Cumberland University. The Tigers (24-11, 17-8), currently receiving votes for the Top 25, added four runs and won 5-1.
Cassidy Taylor got it all started with a two out walk. Rachel Simms was hit by a pitch and Taylor Shaw followed with a single that gave GC all the offensive production it needed. This set the stage for Chelsea Riney's two RBI triple that blew open the game. The senior scored on Emily Snow's double to left.
The Bulldogs (30-16-1, 16-11) pushed across their lone run in the top of the seventh, trying to rally from the 5-0 deficit.
Lindsey Wilson College softball, ranked No. 8 in the nation, need three home runs to hand Georgetown College, which is receiving votes, a pair of losses Thursday in Georgetown. The Blue Raiders rallied for a 4-2 win then used two, two-run shots for a 4-1 win.
LWC trailed much of game one following a solo home run by Cassidy Taylor. The junior led off the third and drove the first pitch over the center field fix at the Tiger Softball Complex. It appeared all the home team needed for pitcher Kayla Williams.
Georgetown even added an insurance run in the sixth when Chelsea Riney reached on a dropped fly ball. The senior advanced on a sacrifice bunt and stole third, setting up the RBI single by Shelby Engle. The Tigers took the 2-0 lead into the final inning. LWC doubled the offensive output when the team was down to the final three outs. The Blue Raiders had six hits and scored four runs to pull off the comeback win.
As Georgetown College softball finished up a road swing, the Tigers took another pair of games to improve to 23-9 and 18-6 in the Mid-South Conference. It was a couple of late inning rallies that helped to make the difference against University of Pikeville Saturday.
GC held a 4-1 lead for the early portion, but UPike cut the deficit to two with a run in the fourth. The Tigers responded with two of their own in the fifth and five in the sixth for a third mercy-rule win over the weekend.
Game two was much tighter and the Bears (11-22, 7-17) were clinging to a 1-0 edge heading into the seventh inning. The Tigers came out swinging. Coach Thomas Thornton made some hitting changes, which ended up paying dividends. Sydney Goyette came in to bat for Hayden Seng and ripped a three-run home run over the left field fence. GC won 3-1.
Georgetown College softball hit the road for back-to-back days of doubleheaders. The Tigers, which are now receiving votes opened the weekend on fire at Bluefield. Chelsea Riney and Taylor Shaw connected on homeruns, while Kayla Williams held down the Rams in a 10-2 win of game one. Game two was very similar, Georgetown on top 10-1. Each game was a mercy-rule win, not needing more than six innings in either game.
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