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EGSC softball team ties for first place in conference


The East Georgia State College women’s softball team defeated USC Union on Sunday, February 28, by scores of 8-4 in Game 1 and 12-4 in Game 2.


Leading the way on the mound for EGSC were pitchers Madison Bussell and Britney Foster. Both pitched complete games for the Bobcats for the day.


In Game 1, Foster struck out 12 USC Union batters and allowed just 4 runs on 8 hits.


At the plate in Game 1, Jana Crews, Alaina Lee, Allana Hooks, Makenzie Wilkerson, and Taylor Morgan each had 2-hit performances. Lee scored 3 runs while Hooks, Morgan, and Wilkerson each drove in 2 runs each.


In Game 2, the team saw Madison Bussell go the distance for the Bobcats with seven innings of work, allowing no walks and just 4 runs. Bussell got great run support as the Bobcats pounded out 16 hits in Game 2, three of which were shots hit over the Union fence by Wilkerson, Katalina Losolla, and Sierra Taylor. Taylor drove in 3 runs on the day, along with Losolla’s 3-run blast over the center field fence.


Lee, Wilkerson, Maddie Denning, Dani Wells, and Stephanie Ruffin each had 2-hit performances as the Bobcats moved into a tie for first place in the GCAA conference standings.


Next up for the Lady Bobcats will be hosting Glen Oaks College from Michigan on Sunday, March 7, and Monday, March 8. Game times are 1 and 3 p.m. each day.

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