GSW rallies for five runs in 7th to earn split at GCSU

The Georgia Southwestern softball team split a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Georgia College on Tuesday afternoon at the Peeler Complex in Milledgeville. The Lady Hurricanes dropped the first game 6-3 and rallied for a 7-6 win in the nightcap.

The win in game 2 was Southwestern's first against GCSU since joining the NCAA in 2006. GSW had lost seven straight games to the Bobcats in that span and was outscored 42-15.

GAME 1: GEORGIA COLLEGE 6, GSW 3

After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, GSW evened the score in the top of the second when Anna Oswald cleared the bases with a three-run triple to center.

The score remained tied until the fifth when GCSU scored two runs. The Bobcats pushed another run across in the sixth inning to close out the scoring.

Lady ‘Canes starter Jessica Martin (1-4) took the loss in five innings of work. Katie Mueller pitched an inning of scoreless relief. Haley Burnett picked up the complete-game win (4-3) for Georgia College

GSW did not have a batter finish with multiple hits in the opener, although the Lady ‘Canes outhit GCSU 6-5.

Anna Parker went 3-for-3 with four RBI, swatting a two-run home run to left in the fifth to lead Georgia College. She also had a two-RBI single in the three-run first inning.

GAME 2: GSW 7, GEORGIA COLLEGE 6

Southwestern put together a miraculous five-run rally in the top of the seventh for the 7-6 win in game 2. The Lady Hurricanes scored five on four hits and took advantage of two Bobcat errors in the final frame.

GSW reliever Tiffany Milstid (2-0) threw the final five innings of two-hit shutout ball for the win.

Caitlin Duvall went 4 1/3 innings of relief in the loss (0-2) for GCSU, allowing five runs, two earned.

Lyndi Duff went 2-for-4 with a two-run double to lead Southwestern. Gabby Buck and Cherrelle Pullen added two hits apiece. Katie Wooten and Pullen hit doubles during the seventh inning rally.

Lauren Potts went 2-for-4 with three-run home run in the first inning for Georgia College. Kayla Smith and Kati Pickowitz tallied two hits apiece.

The Lady Hurricanes are at Albany State on Wednesday for a twinbill starting at 1 p.m.

 

PICTURED: Tiffany Milstid

PHOTO BY: Chris Fenn