MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Softball team (3-1) took one of two from Queens University (1-3) to close out the 2017 Bobcat Kickoff Classic Sunday at the Peeler Complex. The Bobcats got an 8-1 victory in game one, but fell 6-2 in the nightcap.
Game one featured two big innings for the Bobcats to get the 8-1 win, plating five in the third and three more in the sixth. The five-spot was a great response to Queen taking a lead in the top of the fifth, the first time Georgia College has been down in a game so far this season.
Senior Danielle Bernstein (Cumming) and sophomore Caroline Snider (Tennille) each had two hits, both scoring twice. Junior Baylee Hall (Hephzibah) was also 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Sophomore Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) made an impact, recording the first home run of the young season for the Bobcats, a solo pinch hit shot in the sixth.
Senior Faith Flanders (Dublin) improved to 2-0, surrendering just a single run on five hits over five innings.
In game two, Queens jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the top of the third, but Georgia College cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the frame. The Bobcats were unable to score the remainder of the way in suffering their first loss of the 2017 season.
Flanders was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. Junior Hannah Coursey (Sugar Hill) also had two hits, scoring a run, while twin sister Holland Coursey (Sugar Hill) also went 2-for-3, adding a double of her own.
Senior Cassidy Rice (DuQuoin, Illinois) went 2 1/3 innings in the loss, but surrendered just one earned run, as the Bobcats compiled six errors over the course of the second game.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m., traveling to Clearwater, Florida for the NFCA Leadoff Classic. The Bobcats start the tournament with No. 17 Saint Leo University Friday night.
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