CLEARWATER, Ga. – The Georgia College softball team (7-3) split the last two games of the Triton Spring Invitational Sunday, with an 11-3 win against Lynn University (5-4) and a 6-0 loss to Florida Southern College (1-8).
The Bobcats started off their last day of the tournament with a 9 a.m. game against Lynn. The Fighting Knights struck first in the top of the third inning, pushing a run across on a single up the middle.
The Bobcats would answer in the bottom of the third inning with three runs, highlighted by Kelsea Martin (Dacula, Ga.) knocking in two on a double.
The Bobcats blew the game open in the bottom of the fourth, as they sent 13 batters to the plate, scoring seven runs. The big inning was pieced together with four hits, three walks and assisted by two errors from Lynn.
After Lynn scored two runs in the top of the fifth, the Bobcats scored their 11th run, completing the eight-run mercy rule shortened win.
Marisa Boyette (Marietta, Ga) would go the distance for her second win of the weekend. Boyette (4-1) allowed six hits and three runs while striking out four.
Martin went 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. Natalie Lampert (Marietta, Ga.) went 2-for-3 with two RBI, including the game ending score with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.
The Bobcats would take the field for the sixth and final time on the weekend against Florida Southern College. Georgia College was done in by defense, committing six errors resulting in just four earned runs of the six scored by FSC.
Dani Gallucci (Orlando, Fla.) and Abi LeRoy (Dublin, Ga.) combined for just two allowed hits and 10 strikeouts. Chelsea Ogelvie was just as good for Florida Southern, allowing only three hits en route to the complete game shutout.
LeRoy went 1-for-3 at the plate, giving her 12 hits on the weekend. Whitney Okvist (Kennesaw, Ga.) finished the weekend with four stolen bases, totaling eight for the year.
The Bobcats will return to action Sunday, Feb. 17 when they travel to take on No. 13 Flagler College in the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) games of the season for both teams.
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