- Athletics Home
- Men's Sports
- Women's Sports
- Co-ed Sports
- Hall of Fame
Waleska, Ga. – Georgetown College softball fought and forced extra innings, but in the end Taylor University came up with a timely hit to stay alive at the NAIA National Softball Tournament Opening Round. The Tigers (37-15) got a two out single from Chelsea Riney and came in on a double by Emily Snow. This tied the game in the top of the seventh, but in the bottom of the eighth a lead-off single, sacrifice bunt and a sharp liner down third base brought in the winning run for the Trojans, 4-3.
GC won its first Mid-South Conference title since 2009 and advanced to the opening rounds for only the second time.
After getting behind on day one, the Tigers struck first when Ashley Coppage and Sandy Young drew back-to-back walks. Cassidy Taylor moved them over with a ground out, setting the stage for Rachel Simms. The catcher blasted a two-RBI double to center.
Waleski, Ga. – Host and top-seeded Reinhardt University used the long ball Monday to knock Georgetown College Tigers into the consolation bracket in the NAIA National Softball Championship Opening Rounds. GC fell behind 1-0 when Randi Wimpy hit a two-out solo shot. The Lady Eagles (42-8) needed no more runs, but put the game away with four in the bottom of the fifth – three coming off a homerun by Katie Rietkovich.
Kayla Williams went four and a third inning, scattering seven hits and allowing all five runs. Jessica Claxton finished it off allowing just one hit in her one and two-thirds innings.
Danville, Ky. – Pressure moments refine pressure players and Georgetown College softball is pressure packed. From the freshman to the seniors, it took everyone Sunday afternoon to beat a very good Cumberland University team twice and bring home the Mid-South Conference title for the first time since 2009.
Jessica Claxton, a freshman, hurled a no-hitter for game-two's win with three strikeouts one hit batter, two walks and one fielder's choice. Georgetown provided more than enough offense in the 4-0 win.
The Tigers (37-13) learn their national tournament regional site Tuesday. It is only the second time for the Orange & Black to punch a ticket to the national dance. She threw a total of 67 pitches.
Danville, Ky. – Ashley Coppage has been struggling, but she chose the right moment to shrug that off. The freshman laced a shot over left field fence in the top of the seventh to give Georgetown College softball breathing room in a must-win situation.
The Tigers (36-13) got the winning run in the top of the fourth, but the two-run shot put it out of reach for Cumberland University. GC won 3-0 to force the if-necessary game with the winner advancing to the national tournament.
Danville, Ky. – Lead-off, walk-off solo homerun from freshman Sydney Goyette and Georgetown College softball is back in the Mid-South Conference finals. The Tigers won 6-5.
GC will play Cumberland University 2 pm Sunday in Danville, Ky. at Millennium Park. The team will need to win the 2 pm game to force an if necessary game to try and lock up the second bid to the national tournament.
Another epic battle ensued between the Orange & Black Tigers (35-13) and the Lady Tigers of Campbellsville University. It took nine innings, Georgetown led twice, CU (42-17) rallied twice to tie it. This all set the stage for the ice-cold freshman for her second homerun of the season.