GC softball drops two to North Georgia

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (GC ATHLETICS) – The No. 6 Georgia College softball team (35-7, 12-4 PBC) fell victim to its first sweep of the season Tuesday, falling to No. 8 University of North Georgia (33-5, 14-0 PBC) by scores of 3-1 and 2-1.

Before the game, the Bobcats honored survivors of breast cancer as a part of NFCA StriKeout Cancer Day. The team wishes to bring awareness to finding a cure for cancer. Local survivor Geraldine Langford threw out the first pitch.

The Bobcats dug a hole early in game one they would not be able to overcome, allowing two runs in the first frame on a two-out, two-strike double off the bat of Jessica Finch.

Georgia College would cut the deficit in half on an Abi LeRoy (Dublin) single in the third inning, plating Holland Coursey (Sugar Hill).

That would be the only run the Bobcats could scratch across in game one against Nighthawk starter Courtney Poole.

LeRoy and Danielle Bernstein (Cumming) would both notch two-hit efforts, accounting for all four of the Bobcat knocks in game one.

Junior Marisa Boyette (Marietta) took the loss for Georgia College, tossing seven innings of three-run ball, striking out eight and walking two. The loss dropped the righty to 18-3 on the season and her ERA is now at 1.57.

Game two was almost a mirror image of the first contest, as the Bobcat bats could never get it going against Poole. She finished the day with 14 innings pitched, allowing just two earned runs, while striking out 15 Bobcats.

The Nighthawks would strike first again in the penultimate game, scoring a pair in the top of the fifth on a two-RBI triple by Meagan May. May finished the day 4-for-8.

Down to their last out, the Bobcats would not go down without a fight in the seventh as recent entry to the game, senior Frankie Walls (Dahlonega), would hit the first home run of her career, a solo shot to left field. The blast cut the Nighthawk lead to 2-1.

Georgia College continued its two-out threat, putting two runners on before making the final out of the game.

Pitcher Carly Lewis (Seymour, Tennessee) was on the wrong end of the decision in game two, falling to 15-4 this year. The sophomore notched a complete game, surrendering two earned runs and striking out three.

The Bobcats will look to get back in the winning column Saturday, April 11 when Lander University comes to town for a conference doubleheader, scheduled for 2 p.m.

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