Softball Swept At Georgia College In Non-Conference Doubleheader

Softball Swept At Georgia College In Non-Conference Doubleheader

Beth Overman homered in both games, but University of Mount Olive was swept by Georgia College in a non-conference softball doubleheader Tuesday at Milledgeville, Ga. The Trojans fell 5-2 in the opener and 6-2 in the nightcap.

Mount Olive (9-15) rallied from a 1-0 deficit in game one as Overman led off the top of the third inning with her third home run of the season. After an error and a hit batsman gave the Trojans runners on first and second with nobody out, Kalie Smith's sacrifice advanced the runners. Jennifer Jones' single drove in Katie Moore and gave Mount Olive a 2-1 lead, but Georgia College right fielder Danielle Bernstein threw a Trojan runner out at the plate.

The Trojans, which had left the bases loaded in the top of the first inning, left the bases loaded again in the fifth. Georgia College (15-5) regained the lead with two unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth. A two-out walk and an error tied the game and Faith Flanders' rbi-single put the Bobcats back on top 3-2. Georgia College added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth.

Kelsey led off the nightcap by fouling off three consecutive two-strike pitches before drawing a nine-pitch walk as Mount Olive went on to load the bases in the top of the first. Georgia College ended the threat with a force out at third.

The Trojans were held scoreless until the top of the seventh when Megan Ready led off with a single. Overman followed with an opposite-field two-run homer to left to avoid the shutout.

Georgia College scored two runs in the first, third and sixth innings. Three of the Bobcats' runs were unearned.

The Trojans left 10 runners on base in game one and eight runners on base in game two.

Mount Olive concludes its Spring Break trip to the Peach State Wednesday as the Trojans travel to Augusta, Ga., to face GRU Augusta in a non-conference doubleheader. The Trojans fell to the Jaguars 2-0 Saturday in the Mid-South Classic Saturday at Spartanburg, S.C. Game time is 1 p.m.