Lady Bobcats win two, lose two on the road


The East Georgia State College Lady Bobcats softball team won two conference games and lost two conference games last week.


The Lady Bobcats started the week off with a two-game sweep of Andrew College in Cuthbert on Tuesday. The team won both games by scores of 11-3 and 14-4. EGSC was led on the mound by Britney Foster, Madison Bussell, and Maddie Cash. In Game 1 at Andrew College, the Bobcats’ bats were full of life as Sierra Taylor hit two home runs with 5 RBIs. Alaina Lee, Allana Hooks, Stephanie Ruffin, Dani Wells, Makenzie Wilkerson, and Taylor Morgan had multiple hits for East Georgia as they cruised to an 11-3 victory.


In Game 2, Taylor hit her third home run of the day with Hooks and Wilkerson also hitting home runs for the Lady Bobcats. EGSC went on to defeat Andrew College 14-4 and complete the four-game sweep of Andrew on the season in conference play.


On Saturday, the Lady Bobcats traveled to Georgia Highlands in Cartersville to take on the Chargers. The Lady Bobcats’ bats would not come to life as the Chargers took the two games. Taylor and Morgan each hit solo home runs for EGSC in Game 1, but that wasn’t enough as the Chargers won 5-3.


In Game 2, the Chargers hit four home runs, two of which were in the first inning, scoring 4 runs. From that point, the Chargers never looked back, defeating East Georgia 9-1.


“We played really well on Tuesday at Andrew, both hitting the ball and defensively. Saturday, we played good defense. However, our bats were as cold as I have seen them all season,” said Head Coach Chuck Wimberly.


Wimberly added, “We played two of our longest road trips of the season this week at Cuthbert and Cartersville, and to come out 2-2 on the road, I cannot be disappointed in that. Our hitting will come around, and we have hit well all season, so we will be okay there. Knowing that we have two of the three remaining regular season game dates at home is a plus for us. However, the road will not be easy. We play ABAC, Gordon, and GMC in our remaining games. It’s all about seeding for the conference tournament, and who gets home field advantage for the playoffs is what everyone is fighting for right now. Staying in the top four will be difficult as everyone is trying to put themselves in position to make a run in the tournament.”

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