GC Softball Sweeps First Conference Action at Augusta, 3-1 and 8-1

Senior utility Faith Flanders
Senior utility Faith Flanders

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College Softball team (11-9, 2-0 PBC) got two great pitching efforts in a doubleheader sweep at Augusta University (4-20, 0-2 PBC) Saturday, taking games 3-1 and 8-1.

Game one featured sophomore Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) in the circle, scattering just three hits and a single walk for one run. Price improved to 6-2 on the season, fanning four Jaguar hitters.

Tied 1-1 after four, the Bobcats got the deciding runs in the sixth, when Shawnda Martin (Calhoun) had a pinch-hit, two-run double with two out. Senior Faith Flanders (Dublin) and junior Baylee Hall (Hephzibah) had three hits each, Hall scoring a run and Flanders driving in another. Senior Danielle Bernstein (Cumming) had two hits in the leadoff spot as well.

Game two brought Flanders to the ring, where she didn't allow the Jaguars to scratch a run across until the seventh inning. The senior righty allowed nine hits and a single walk, striking out three in the win (3-2).

Georgia College got the scoring started early in game two, plating three in the second, one on a sacrifice fly and two more on a pair of Jaguar errors. After a fourth run came in on another Augusta miscue in the third, Martin drove home two more with a single to left center in the fifth. Flanders then helped her own cause with a two-run double in the sixth for an 8-0 lead. A pair of Jaguar singles and a sacrifice fly in the seventh ruined Flanders' shutout bid.

Flanders went 2-for-3 in game two with two RBIs and a run, finishing 5-for-6 with three RBIs and a run scored over the two games. Eight of the nine slots in the Bobcat order in game two recorded hits.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, March 5 at 1 p.m., traveling to Wingate University in non-conference action.

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