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2010 Softball
Record: 36-20 Home: 15-5 Away: 17-7 Neutral: 4-8 MSC: 21-6
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Shelby Engle has nine home runs through 14 games. Photo by Richard Davis
Shelby Engle has nine home runs through 14 games. Photo by Richard Davis
Softball - Mon, Mar. 30, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Georgetown College softball had a crazy hitting and scoring week. The Tigers, receiving votes nationally, scored 93 runs in six games and 36 innings. Helping the cause was the week's Mid-South Conference Player of the Week Shelby Engle as announced Monday afternoon.

The junior had eight home runs in 18 at bats while hitting .722 (13-of-18) to pick up her first MSC weekly award for the season. Engle drove in 19 runs and walked nine times during her remarkable offensive week. She tallied 2.167 slugging percentage as the Tigers went 4-2 and improved to 7-3 in league play.

Engle was 4-for-5 with three home runs and six RBIs during a weekend win over St. Catharine College. The first baseman also had four hits in a win over University of the Cumberlands. In that game, she had two home runs and seven RBIs.

 
Softball - Sun, Mar. 29, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Shelby Engle is on a hitting tear through 14 games, Saturday she ripped her eighth and ninth home runs of the season. The junior is tied for the all-time home run season record four games shy of midway through this year.

She tied the record in the top of the sixth of a 14-5 mercy-rule win Saturday at St. Catharine College. The Tigers (8-6, 7-3) scored at least a run in every inning but the fifth, hitting five more home runs as a team for 17 on the weekend.

"I'm a little speechless about it all," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "I knew this team was capable of really hitting the ball well, but 26 home runs and 30 doubles with a .373 team batting average is amazing."

 
Softball - Sun, Mar. 29, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Scoring runs has not been a problem these past two weeks for Georgetown College softball. Once the weather finally cooperated to get in games, the Tigers (7-6, 6-3) have scored 139 runs – 124 against three conference opponents in a week span.

Unfortunately in each of the game one showdowns with Mid-South Conference foe St. Catharine, the pitchers have struggled to get outs. The Patriots won a wild 17-16 game in which the Tigers gave up 15 runs in the first two innings. Saturday, SCC (9-16, 3-7) hung seven on the board in the bottom of the first and pulled off another one-run victory, 10-9.

Tiger ace Kayla Williams pitched a third of an inning before giving way to Jessica Claxton. The sophomore stalled the Patriots, giving her potent offense a chance but in the end SCC found enough late runs to win.

 
Softball - Sun, Mar. 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Chicks dig the long ball, or so the saying goes. Seems very true for Georgetown College softball team. The Tigers (7-5, 6-2) blasted seven four-bag shots in game two Friday with St. Catharine College on the way to a 26-3 win in five innings.

"It's been a while since I've seen a hitting display such as that," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "All the way through the lineup, we are just connecting well at the plate."

Georgetown tallied 20 totally hits in the onslaught, with every player getting at least one. Shelby Engle continued her hot streak Friday. The junior had one home run in the game one loss. She had four hits in game two, three of which were round trip tickets. Through 12 games, Engle has seven home runs in 35 at-bats.

 
Softball - Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Georgetown College softball has been on a hitting tear through the early portion of the season. It continued Friday in a doubleheader with St. Catharine College. Unfortunately a batch of pitching woes led to a 17-16 defeat in game one of the four game series.

"We've been solid in both phases, you will have your off days," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "You just hope one of those lapses doesn't happen when another team is red hot. That is what we ran into during game one with the Patriots."

The Tigers (6-5, 5-2 MSC) started strong by scoring twice in the first inning. However, senior ace Kayla Williams did not make it through an inning as SCC scored eight runs in the bottom half of the inning.

A lead-off solo home run trimmed the deficit in half and then a three-run shot put the Patriots ahead. They added a third home run blast with a grand slam. In all, St. Catharine had eight runs on six hits in that first at bat.

 
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