LAURINBURG, N.C. - The Georgia College & State University softball team (27-17) swept the Knights of St. Andrews Presbyterian College (14-21) 10-0 and 11-2 in a doubleheader today (April 4).
The Bobcats shut out the Knights in game one, posting 10 runs over the run-rule shortened five innings. Senior Mandy Chandler (Covington, Ga.) tossed a one-hit game with the only St. Andrews hit coming in the first inning. The Bobcat ace walked one batter while fanning 10 for a complete game effort. She claimed the win, improving to 23-9.
Georgia College was hot at bat, posting 12 hits in the five inning game with four Bobcat batters going 2-for-3. Junior shortstop Lindsey Swanson (Kennesaw, Ga.) went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI off a double to left field. Senior first baseman Tonya Medders (Bascom, Fla.) also was 2-for-3 at the plate, scoring one run and recording two RBI.
Freshman catcher Anna Parker (Columbus, Ga.) went 2-for-3 at bat, scoring two runs and plating a pair off of a triple through the right side. Parker's classmate and high school teammate, designated player Haley Burnett (Columbus, Ga.) also went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run.
Centerfielder Sherquita Bostick (Florence, S.C.) was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI, while sophomore third baseman Jessica Solomon (Douglasville, Ga.) was 1-for-3 at the plate scoring once and posting one RBI.
In game two, the Bobcat hitting clinic continued as they put up 14 hits in an 11-2 six-inning contest. Medders went 3-for-4 while four other Bobcats went 2-for-4 at the plate. Medders led the team with a three-run bomb in the fourth inning over the left center field fence. She tallied three hits, four RBI and two runs for game two.
Swanson was 2-for-4 recording two runs. In her first career start as a position player, freshman leftfielder Sabrina Chandler (Covington, Ga.) also was 2-for-4, scoring two runs and claiming one RBI off of a triple through the right side. Bostick led the 2-for-4's with two runs and two RBI, while senior Chelsea Wilson (Jacksonville, Fla.) went 2-for-4 with two RBI off a double to left center.
Along with leading the offensive charge, Medders occupied the circle for Georgia College in game two, allowing five hits and two runs with five strikeouts, while tossing all six innings. She improved to 2-0 for the season, while Sarah Applegarth took the loss, falling to 10-8. Applegarth gave up 14 hits and 11 runs while sitting down two Bobcats.
The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, April 7 at 4 p.m., hosting Columbus State University.
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