The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats softball team picked up two wins Tuesday, February 2, in their 2021 home opener against Brewton-Parker College JV. The Lady Bobcats won Game 1 by a score of 4-2 and Game 2 with a score of 13-5.
The Lady Bobcats were led on the mound by Britney Foster, who struck out nine batters and allowed just 2 runs in seven innings of work.
At the plate, Alaina Lee, Allana Hooks, Taylor Morgan, and Jana Crews provided the Lady Bobcats with run support. Hooks would knock in Lee and Morgan in the sixth inning on a double off the center field fence to break a 2-2 tie and give the Lady Bobcats the win at 4-2.
In Game 2, the Lady Bobcats fell behind 2-0 in the first inning but came storming back in the third inning, scoring 7 runs.
Crews, Morgan, Lee, Hooks, Sierra Taylor, Makenzie Wilkerson, and Stephanie Ruffin all got hits in the inning, and the Lady Bobcats never looked back in route to a 13-5 victory.
Madison Bussell got her first win of the season with four innings of work with Payten Strickland closing out the final two innings for the Lady Bobcats, who are now 2-0 at home.
“We provided great run support for our pitchers Tuesday,” stated the Lady Bobcats’ head coach, Chuck Wimberly, after the victories. “Game 1 was a pitcher’s duel, and Britney Foster did really well holding on and getting the victory for us on the mound. Game 2 saw our bats come alive and post 13 runs, which makes pitching a little easier. Alaina Lee and Makenzie Wilkerson both caught great games for us behind the plate, and Madison Bussell and Payten Strickland may have pitched their best games collegiately. Defensively, we made no mistakes, and that was key in our victories.”