ALBANY, Ga. – The Georgia College Softball team (9-9) started the month of March with a bang, scoring 23 runs in a doubleheader sweep at Albany State University (4-12) Wednesday.
The first game was a back-and-forth affair, with junior Deja Lester's (Jacksonville) second two-run home run of the game providing just enough buffer for the Bobcats to pull away in the top of the seventh. Senior Cassidy Rice (Du Quoin, Illinois) got the win in relief, while classmate Faith Flanders (Dublin) added a solo home run in the seventh as well.
The home runs for Lester were her second and third this season, while Flanders smacked her second. Rice improves to 1-2 on the season.
Game two was tight until the fourth, when a nine-run inning helped Georgia College leave early by run-rule. The big blow in the inning was a grand slam off the bat of junior Holland Coursey (Sugar Hill), her first home run of the year. Reliever Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) improved to 5-2 with the victory.
The Bobcats are back in action on the road Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m., beginning Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play at Augusta University.
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