GC Softball Sweeps UNC Pembroke, 5-4 and 9-1

Sophomore pitcher Brooke Taylor
Sophomore pitcher Brooke Taylor

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Softball team (18-10, 5-1 PBC) swept two Peach Belt Conference (PBC) contests from UNC Pembroke (17-12, 2-6 PBC) Sunday at the Peeler Complex, winning by 5-4 and 9-1 scores. The first game featured a walk-off win, while the second was a gem from sophomore Brooke Taylor (Powder Springs).

The Bobcats and Braves traded blows in game one, Georgia College finding itself down 4-3 after four. A costly UNCP error allowed the equalizer in the bottom of the fifth. Shortstop Baylee Hall (Hephzibah) reached on a two-out walk, then came around from first on the error off the bat of third baseman Amber Coy (Warner Robins).

The bottom of the seventh started with a Holland Coursey (Sugar Hill) double to left center, then after an out, Hall rolled a grounder to the right side that kicked up off the arm of the second baseman into shallow right and allowed Coursey to score the winning run. It marks the third Bobcat victory in their final at-bat of a game this week.

Sophomore Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) improved to 10-2, surrendering four runs on 10 hits. Centerfielder Danielle Bernstein (Cumming) went 4-for-4 with a run, while Coursey finished with two hits in three trips, scoring twice and plating another.

Game two was dominated by Taylor, and the Bobcats scored in each of the five innings to win 9-1 by run-rule. Taylor (3-4) threw her second gem in as many days, this time in a winning effort, scattering five hits for just the single run, and not walking a single Brave batter.

Coursey went 3-for-4 in game two driving in three runs to finish the doubleheader at 5-for-7, scoring two runs and tallying four RBIs. Hall was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, March 15 at 4 p.m. for Sea of Green Day against the University of West Georgia.

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