GC Softball Gets 20th Home Win in CSU Split

by Mark Jagord, sports information assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (31-12, 11-7 PBC) had its six-game winning streak snapped by Columbus State University (26-18, 8-10 PBC) in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday at the Peeler Complex. The opening game 9-4 win allowed the Bobcats to become the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) PBC team with 20 home wins, while a last-inning Cougar rally spoiled the Bobcat sweep attempt.

In the first game, the Bobcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit and scored nine runs in their last two at-bats for a 9-4 win. Freshman Carly Lewis (Seymour, Tenn.)(15-7) went the distance from the mound allowing seven hits with seven strikeouts.

Leading the way for the Bobcats was sophomore Taylor Campbell (Warner Robins, Ga.) and freshman Danielle Bernstein (Cumming, Ga.), who each recorded a pair of hits and runs, with the latter adding a stolen base. Sophomore Abi LeRoy (Dublin, Ga.) and junior Kristen Humphries (Columbus, Ga.) accounted for five RBI, with the former getting three.

In the second game, the Bobcats took a 3-1 lead into the last inning, the Cougars rallying with a three-run seventh that left Georgia College on the short end of a 4-3 score. Sophomore Marisa Boyette (Marietta, Ga.) (11-5) pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed seven hits with five strikeouts.

Senior Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) was the only multi-hit performer and scorer for the Bobcats with a pair of hits and runs. Bernstein and LeRoy registered the only RBI for Georgia College.

Georgia College will resume PBC play with a doubleheader Saturday, April 12 at USC Aiken starting at 2 p.m.

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