Georgia College softball team was in action Sunday afternoon as they traveled to face Peach Belt Conference foe GRU Augusta. The Bobcats came into the day with a 21-3 overall record and winners of twelve games in a row.
The first game of the doubleheader saw GC get off to a slow start, scoring just two runs, (matching their lowest total of the season), in a 4-2 defeat. Only totaling five hits in the game, the Bobcats struggled to create much offense. Catcher, Lacey Najafi, was however, the spark to keep them in the game. Najafi went 3-for-3 on the day, with an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the top of the sixth.
Three errors in the game plagued the Bobcats, and saw previously undefeated pitcher, Marisa Boyette (11-1), suffer her first loss of the season. Boyette threw the complete game allowing four runs, two of which were earned, on six hits.
The second game saw an energized offense from Georgia College, unlike the dormant first contest. The Bobcats would put up eleven runs in the ball game, as eight different players came across the plate. They seemingly has their way with GRU Augusta’s Haley Birkle, who pitched six complete innings surrendering thirteen hits before being relieved by Kristen Mills.
Taylor Campbell and Shawnda Martin led the Bobcats charge. Campbell went 2-for-3 with one RBI and Martin 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Three other players had multiple hit ballgames including Kristen Humphries, Danielle Bernstein, and Holland Coursey.
Outhitting GRU Augusta fourteen to six, GC secured the 10-5 victory and improves their record to 22-4 on the season. The Bobcats return home tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10 for a doubleheader against Carson-Newman starting at 2 p.m.