Softball Sweeps Day One of 2013 Bobcat Blast

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (2-0) took both games in the first day of the Bobcat Blast Saturday afternoon, beating Lincoln Memorial University (0-2) in the first game by a score of 9-8 and then coming back with a 6-4 victory in game two.

The Bobcats needed extra innings in the first game after finishing seven innings tied 6-6. The teams would each score a run in the eighth inning. After the Railsplitters put across another run in the top of ninth, the Bobcats answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning for the walk-off victory.

Junior Kelsea Martin (Dacula, Ga.) went 2-for-4 with a walk. She knocked in a run and scored three herself, including the game winner off an LMU error. Six different Bobcats scored runs and seven knocked runs in during game one.

Freshman Abi LeRoy (Dublin, Ga.) came away with the win (1-0), pitching 5.1 innings while only allowing six hits and two unearned runs.

In game two, freshman Marisa Boyette (Marietta, Ga.) pitched well in her first outing as a Bobcat. Boyette would start the game off allowing three runs and two hits in the first inning against the Railsplitters, but would allow only allow one more hit the entire game and would retire the final nine batters she faced. The freshman pitcher would end the game striking out the side in the seventh inning.

Senior Dani Gallucci (Orlando, Fla.) kick-started the offense for the Bobcats, hitting a solo shot to left field in the fourth inning. The Bobcats would rally for four total runs that inning and give Boyette a 5-4 lead, which proved to be enough Saturday afternoon.

Georgia Southwestern State University and Queens University followed the games with their own doubleheader Saturday evening, the teams splitting, with Queens winning the first and GSW taking the second.

The Bobcats will be back in action Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. as they finish off the 2013 Bobcat Blast with a doubleheader against Queens.

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