By ERIC BALMER
After four years of playing ball at Georgetown College, the seniors celebrated with a victorious double-header. Last Saturday, the women of the Tiger’s softball team managed to win both of their games on their Senior Day against University of Pikeville. GC shutout Pikeville 4-0, and flexed their muscles on offense in the second game, beating the Bears 10-2.
The seniors that were celebrated on this day were Madelyn Brown, Hillary Plain, Mallory Johnson and Katie Mann. These players were an essential part of Georgetown’s success, as they recorded 10 of the 22 hits. In the first game, the Tigers were dominate on both offense and defense. Mann and Plain both hit homeruns (Mann’s was a three-run blast). Kayla Williams had a shutout performance and six strikeouts.
In game two, Katie Mann was the starting pitcher and was also able to pick up the win. Mann had a great game, as she only gave up three hits, eight strikeouts and two runs in five innings. Seniors of next year also showed their skills. Taylor Shaw went 4-for-5 in the second game and scored a run, while Chelsea Riney went 3-for-5, scoring two runs.
Georgetown coach Thomas Thornton thought though this day was full of emotions, his players made the plays they needed to. “Senior day is always tough. Emotions are high and this one was no different. I think we made the defensive plays we needed to and finally settled down at the plate in game one. After that home run by Katie we were ready to roll for game two” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
GC with the two wins improved their record to an overall record of 27-11, and a 17-11 Mid-South Conference record. The Tigers next play is against Campbellsville University (29-11, 17-3) on Tuesday.