Lady Hurricanes Sweep Middle Georgia State

Lady Hurricanes Sweep Middle Georgia State

AMERICUS, Ga.- The Georgia Southwestern softball team won both their games verse Middle Georgia State Tuesday evening at Lady 'Canes Field.

GSW moved to 3-5 overall while MGS dropped to 2-4.

GAME 1: GSW 8, MGS 3

Hayley Tierce hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first to score Ella Hawkins and put GSW on the board first.

In the bottom of the second the Lady 'Canes scored three more runs. Hannah McCain scored off a single from Hawkins and Hawkins and Mikela Barlow both scored off a single from Joshlyn Martin.

Middle Georgia scored off a double in the third to fall 5-1.

Tierce hit another 2 RBI homer in the fourth this time scoring Barlow.

MGS scored two more runs at the top of the sixth off a double down the left line and from a single to right field.

Barlow scored her third run of the game off a single from Allee Denney to give GSW the five-run win.

Barlow and McCain both went 3-3 at the plate.

GSW finished with 16 hits, eight runs, eight RBIs and zero errors.

Shannon Gibson (W, 2-2) pitched seven innings, faced 31 batters, had seven hits, three runs, walked four and struck out two.

GAME 2: GSW 3, MGS 2

The Lady 'Canes recorded all three runs in the first inning. Hawkins scored on a scoring error, Barlow scored off a single from Denney and Denney scored off a single from McCain.

MGS scored two in the sixth and almost tied the game but Brittany Childs came in to pitch and struck out their last batter to end the inning and save the game.

GSW finished with five hits, three runs, two RBIs and two errors.

Kaley Sikes (W, 1-1) pitched 5.2 innings, faced 26 batters, had five hits, two runs, walked three and struck out six.

Brittany Childs (Sv, 1) pitched 1.1 innings, faced six batters, had two hits, zero runs, walked zero and struck out two.

The Lady 'Canes are home on Saturday to host Emmanuel (Ga.) at 3 and 5 p.m.

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