Georgia College Softball Divides Catawba

by Katie Parker, sports information graduate assistant

SALISBURY, N.C.- The Georgia College & State University softball team (21-15) split at Catawba College (15-11) today (March 24) losing 4-3 before an 8-5 win.

The Bobcats fell 4-3 in game one putting up all their runs during the first two innings. Freshman Stephanie Lezcano (Columbus, Ga.) posted one run and one RBI going 1-for-3 at the plate. Senior centerfielder Sherquita Bostick (Florence, S.C.) also recorded one RBI while going 1-for-2. Junior second baseman Allison Schwimer (Cumming, Ga.) went 1-for-2 at bat scoring one run.

Senior Mandy Chandler (Covington, Ga.) took the loss for Georgia College falling to 18-8 for the season. The righty tossed six innings allowing six hits and four runs while striking out 11 batters. The Bobcat ace now has a career high of 1,080, tying eighth place in Division II history, just 15 out of seventh place.

The Bobcat bats came alive in game two, posting seven hits in the 8-5 win. Georgia College went ahead during a seven-run fifth inning. Junior designated player Kayla Smith (Lexington, S.C.) cleared the bases in the fifth inning, hitting a grand slam over the leftfield fence, making the most of her lone hit of the game.

Bostick went 2-for-4 scoring a run and claiming an RBI, while classmate Lindsey Swanson (Kennesaw, Ga.) recorded a solo home run to right field. Freshman third baseman Jessica Solomon (Douglasville, Ga.) went 2-for-3. Junior Haley Holloway (McIntyre, Ga.) recorded both a run and RBI.

In the circle, Medders pitched her first game of the season for the Bobcats in game two. She gave up eight hits and five runs with one strikeout for a complete-game victory (1-0).

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday March 26 as they travel to UNC Pembroke for a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

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