CARROLLTON, Ga.- The Georgia College & State University softball team (14-10, 3-1 PBC) closed out the Wolves Invitational yesterday (March 7) beating the University North Alabama 6-0 and the tournament host, the University of West Georgia 6-5.
Against UNA, Georgia College ace Mandy Chandler (Covington, Ga.) picked up her second shutout of the season in the 6-0 victory. The senior gave up two hits, while striking out seven Lion batters for a complete game effort.
At bat for the Bobcats, freshman Stephanie Lezcano (Columbus, Ga.) went 2-for-4 collecting two RBI, while senior Tonya Medders (Bascom, S.C.) also went 2-for-4. Freshman catcher Anna Parker (Columbus, Ga.) was perfect at the plate today, going 3-for-3. Junior Allison Schwimer (Cumming, Ga.) put up two RBI while freshman Jessica Solomon (Douglasville, Ga.) added another.
In game two, West Georgia came out strong putting up three runs in the top of the first inning but Georgia College kept it close in the bottom of the first with two runs. The wolves went up by two in the second inning tacking on another run. However, the Bobcats pulled ahead with a four-run second inning. West Georgia scored one run in the sixth inning but it wasn't enough to overcome the Bobcats' six runs.
Lezcano continued to impress going 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI while Parker went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Senior Lindsey Swanson (Kennesaw, Ga.) was 3-for-4 at the plate scoring two runs with an RBI double, while classmate Sherquita Bostick (Florence, S.C.) went 2-for-4 with pair of doubles and an RBI. Schwimer look strong at bat again going 2-for-3 and scoring one run.
In the circle, freshman Haley Burnett (Columbus, Ga.) tossed the first inning for Georgia College allowing three hits, giving up three runs, walking one and striking out two batters. Chandler stepped in for the last six innings giving up three hits and two runs while walking four and fanning seven.
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, March 10 when they face the Wolves again in Carrollton for the non-conference doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
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