Georgetown, Ky. – Shawnee State softball suffered their third straight road sweep on Tuesday afternoon, falling to Georgetown 3-2 in game one and 9-1 in five innings in game two.
Georgetown would score two in the bottom of the first to take control of game one early. Kara Howard would double home Chelsae Osborne, and would score herself two batters later on Corrin Robinson's double. Georgetown would then add another run in the bottom of the sixth when Hannah Howes would single in Katie Young.
The insurance run would be big as Shawnee State would rally in the top of the seventh. Kayla Koch (JR/Lucasville, Ohio) would base on a leadoff single, and would immediately score when Tara Duncan (SR/Lancaster, Ohio) would hit a two-run home run to make the score 3-2. MacKenzie Riley would then single and reach second base on Haley Rawlins (FR/South Point, Ohio)' bunt. However, Georgetown would replace starting pitcher Audrey Dodd with Hannah Morton, who would strike out Katie Wolsefer (FR/Franklin, Ohio) and get Miranda Melvin (SR/Oak Hill, Ohio) to fly out to end the game.
Audrey Dodd would throw 6.1 effective innings for Georgetown, allowing only two runs on four hits and only tripping up in the top of the seventh. Brooke Blevins (FR/Frankfort, Ohio) would throw a complete game for Shawnee State, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings. Hannah Morton would get a two-out save replacing Dodd.
Game two would start well for Shawnee State as the Bears would take an early lead. Ashtyn Saunders (FR/Lancaster, Ohio) would lead off the game with a single, and would advance to third on a bobble by Katie Young. Saunders would then score on Katlyn Gleich (SO/Grove City, Ohio)'s squeeze bunt.
However, the one run would be all Shawnee State could muster as Georgetown would rally to take the lead in the bottom of the first. Sydney Goyette would tie the game with a single to score Chaselyn Allgeier, and Allison Watson would score Kara Howard and Goyette on a two-run single. Georgetown would add four in the third and two in the fifth to run rule the Bears.
Kara Howard would throw four innings to get the win for Georgetown, allowing one run on five hits. McKenzie Whittaker (SO/McDermott, Ohio) would allow seven runs on eight hits in three innings to take the loss.
With the losses, Shawnee State falls to 12-15, and now sit at 6-12 in the Mid-South Conference. Georgetown improve to 26-8 and are now 9-3 in the league. Shawnee State remain in fourth place despite the losses, a game ahead of Cumberlands (Ky.) who are 5-11 in league play.
Shawnee State returns to action on Wednesday, April 5th when they travel to Circleville, Ohio to take on Ohio Christian. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00pm.