Bobcat Softball Splits Final Day of Mid-South Classic

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The Georgia College & State University softball team (9-16) picked up a win and a loss Sunday at the Mid-South Classic, falling 7-5 to Lenoir-Rhyne University before picking up a 5-2 win over Lincoln Memorial University. Georgia College went 1-4 at the three-day tournament.

Third baseman Kelsea Martin (Dacula, Ga.) swatted a leadoff round-tripper to give the Bobcats an early lead. Martin finished 2-for-3, while Haley Burnett (Columbus, Ga.) and Kayla Smith (Lexington, S.C.) each had doubles. Freshman Kristi Rodriguez (Marietta, Ga.) took the loss in relief.

In game two, Georgia College scored runs on a Brandie Monroe (Guyton, Ga.) sacrifice fly, and Burnett helped her own cause with a three-run home run. Smith added an RBI single. Burnett went the distance in the victory and 2-for-3 at the plate.

The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, March 9 at 3 p.m., playing host to UNC Pembroke in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) action at the Peeler Complex.

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