The Bobcats were back in action Saturday as they took on the Fort Valley State Lady Wildcats. Due to a scheduling error, the original start time of 1 p.m. was moved back to 2:45 p.m.
Nonetheless, the Georgia College women showed up to play, and played well. The first game saw GC jump out to an early lead, as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Kristen Brooks led off the game with a single through the right side of the infield. After a stolen base and a passed ball, she would later score as Taylor Campbell was walked with the bases loaded. Holland Coursey and Abi LeRoy would also score in the inning. The Bobcats would add two more runs in the second and three more in the fourth to cap the 8-0 run rule victory after just five innings of play.
Kristen Brooks led the team in hitting, batting two-for-three with three runs scored. The Coursey sisters, Hannah and Holland, each added a pair of RBIs. Marisa Boyette received the start on the mound for the Bobcats. She received her twelfth win of the season, pitching three innings and striking out eight batters without giving up a hit before being relieved by Cassidy Rice. Rice threw the final two innings, also keeping the Wildcats from reaching the hit column.
Game two saw the Bobcats offense explode for twenty-five runs in just four innings at the plate. Continuing her stretch on the mound from the previous game, Cassidy Rice would get the start. Rice would pitch the entire five innings, giving up one hit and striking out eight. She notched her first win of the season in a 25-0 GC victory.
The bats for the Bobcats were hot, scoring early an often. The Cats put up eleven runs in the first inning alone and saw a host of women with multiple hits in the game. Baylee Hall (5-for-5, 4 RBIs, 2 runs led the team offensively, batting perfect for the day with multi-hit contributions from Holland Coursey (2-for-3, 5 runs), Kristen Humphries (2-for-2, 3 RBIs, 2 runs), Faith Flanders (2-for-2, RBI, 2 runs), and Kristen Brooks (3-for-5, 3 RBIs, 3 runs).
The Bobcats extend their winning streak to twelve games and improve their record to 21-3 on the season. Their next matchup is schedule to be a conference game, Sunday as they travel to GRU Augusta. Georgia College returns home for a game versus Carson-Newman on Tuesday.
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