East Georgia State College’s softball team picked up two more wins on the softball diamond Monday, February 28, over Spartanburg Methodist.
In Game 1, the Lady Bobcats were led by freshman pitcher Cierra Kinlaw, who struck out 12 batters in five innings.
East Georgia fell behind early in Game 1 by a score of 5–0 in the second inning. The Lady Bobcats’ bats woke up in the fourth inning, however, and began the march back to the lead.
At the plate, Dani Wells, Bailey Davis, Makenzie Wilkerson, Ashleigh Miles, Sierra Taylor, Summer Alexander, Stephanie Ruffin, Reagan Sterrett, and Lexi McQuaig all contributed key hits as the team tied the game at 5–5 in the bottom of the seventh inning, forcing extra innings.
In the top of the eighth inning, Spartanburg Methodist scored 1 run, but East Georgia answered right back in the bottom of the eighth inning with Wilkerson hitting the game-winning hit up the middle, allowing Taylor and Taylor Frye to score giving the Bobcats the win at 7–6.
Game 2 was dominated by the Lady Bobcats with Britney Foster on the mound striking out 10 batters. The team continued hitting the ball extremely well as East Georgia won 7–1 in seven innings.
Miles, McQuaig, and Wells provided extra base hits for the Lady Bobcats, who picked up the win and continue to lead the GCAA conference standings.
“I am extremely proud of the way we fought back in Game 1 after trailing by 5 runs early,” Head Coach Chuck Wimberly stated after the games on Monday. “We played the best defensively that we have played all season committing no errors on the day, and we got extremely good pitching from Cierra Kinlaw and Britney Foster who combined for 22 strikeouts on the day.”
The softball team’s next game will be Monday, March 7, against Saint Johns River College from Florida.