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Georgetown College softball had a terrific year. The Tigers found their stride midway through the season that put them on the heels of nationally ranked Mid-South Conference foes Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University.
A lot of the success came as sophomore Chaselyn Allgeier flexed her muscle in the leadoff spot as the designated player. Her banner season led to a new pinnacle for the Tiger program. The outfielder and hitting specialist is Georgetown College softball's first player to earn NAIA All-American status.
"We've had some really great players come through this program so this honor speaks a lot for what Chaselyn did this past season and her potential going forward," said GC coach Thomas Thornton.
It was late innings Friday and middle innings Saturday that did in the Georgetown College softball team against No. 4 Campbellsville University. The visitors used the third inning in each game Saturday to break open close contests. CU (43-7, 27-1) finished the sweep with a 7-0 and 11-3 win. Campbellsville has not lost since March 18.
Five hits and three errors helped to open up a stalemate game one. The CU Tigers scored five runs in that third inning and never looked back.
GC (27-18, 18-9) stayed strong on Senior Day, settling down and allowing just two more runs that game. Emily Snow led the hitting, going 2-for-3 against ace Victoria Decker. Chaselyn Allgeier, Alexis Bahl and Corrin Robinson all got a hit.
Georgetown College softball battled No. 4 Campbellsville University Friday in the first doubleheader of the weekend series. The visiting Tigers (41-7, 25-1) needed late bursts to take both games, 7-1 and 14-3. CU scored four runs in game one to break it open and eight runs in game two in the team's final at bat.
"We had our moments, just didn't capitalize on everything the way we need to when you play a team like Campbellsville," said GC coach Thomas Thornton.
The visitors belted eight home runs – five in game two – that helped to put pressure on Georgetown.
Georgetown College softball continued its run through Mid-South Conference action with a third season sweep Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers (27-15, 18-6 MSC) beat Shawnee State, 7-0 and 10-6, for four wins over the Bears (10-24, 3-17) this season.
Rachel Simms blasted a solo home run in the bottom of the second of game one for all the offense Jessica Claxton needed and Kara Howard blasted a two-run shot in game two to catapult the Tigers into the lead for good.
Eight of the nine hitters recorded at least a single in game one as GC blew the game open in the bottom of the third. A single, an error and a walk loaded the bases as the Tigers manufactured four runs off three hits and a 5-0 lead.
For the second time this season, Georgetown College softball sweeps the Mid-South Conference weekly awards. Jessica Claxton received Pitcher of the Week honors, while Sandy Young was named Player of the Week.
The Tigers (25-15) went 6-0 this week with Claxton pitching in five of those games. The junior had three wins and two saves with a 1.91 earn run average. For the season she is 12-9 with a 3.69 ERA. Two of her wins were complete game victories on the road against Cumberland University, where she also collected two saves. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native also got a win at University of the Cumberlands to start the week. This is the second time this season she's been named Pitcher of the Week and the second time in her three-year career.