By ERIC BALMER
Six-to-two is the record of the Georgetown College softball team. The Tigers have started the season with an impressive display of play. In fact, GC is on a four-game winning streak after losing two games to Martin Methodist. And what’s even more impressive about their wins is the two shutouts in the last two games against Cardinal Stritch University.
GC women’s softball played a doubleheader and took care of business against Cardinal Stritch, winning 2-0 and 3-0. The Tigers played at home this past Saturday, and they had trouble getting a lot of hits but were able to ensure their opponents didn’t even get on the scoreboard.
Tiger coach Thomas Thorton liked what he saw on defense, but he said there is definite room for improvement on offense. “We played very well defensively. Offensively we need to find a way to start getting more hits, but that will come. I was proud of the way we came out on a quick turnaround from our games Friday and took care of business” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
Georgetown had a mere 11 hits, two of which came from senior Mallory Johnson. She went two-for-five with three RBIs. Another GC player, Chelsea Riney, also had two hits, as well as scoring two runs. Riney scored the first run in the bottom of the third inning. Later in the game, Taylor Shaw hit a homerun to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Shelby Engle also added to the lead of GC, with another solo shot. Riney scored another in the bottom of the third because of a sacrifice bunt from Johnson. A single from Johnson was also able to get Maddie Brown home.
Coach Thorton was able to keep senior Katie Mann on the mound all game. The win marks her second win in just two days. She allowed seven hits, struck out two but allowed no runs.