|April 11, 2015||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Newsome (5-11)||7.0||8||6||5||4||0|
|Loss: Williams (6-3)||0.2||5||5||1||0||0|
|April 11, 2015||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Claxton (1-4)||4.2||6||1||1||1||1|
|Loss: Abell (6-9)||5.2||9||5||5||4||1|
GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Sydney Broderick hit a three-run homer as part of a five-run first inning, as Cumberland won the opener, 12-6, but Georgetown College scored seven runs in the fourth en route to a 10-5 victory in the second game and a doubleheader split with Cumberland in softball action here Saturday at the Tiger Softball Complex.
The Bulldogs (11-21, 7-11 Mid-South) overcame a 3-0 deficit in the second contest thanks to a solo home run from Kassydi Montgomery and a two-run shot by Jessica Roper in the third. Georgetown (14-10, 11-7) plated seven runs on five hits and three walks in the decisive fourth inning, with just one ball hit hard in the inning but all in the right place.
Vienna Benavides collected three hits and scored four times while Tessa Tomaselli abd Broderick each had two hits and three RBIs. Montgomery also scored three times for the Bulldogs in the victory.
Leah Newsome (5-11) picked up her second win of the weekend, allowing six runs on eight hits with four walks. She worked in-and-out of trouble most of the contest, stranding nine Tigers, including two in the second and the bases loaded in the fourth. A three-run homer to Shelby Engle in the sixth inning was her only mistake of the game.
Kayla Williams (6-3) suffered the loss, giving up five runs, one earned, on five hits in two-thirds of an inning. Jessica Claxton allowed five runs, also just one earned, in 5.1 innings of relief for Georgetown, who committed six errors in the game.
Tomaselli, Broderick and Giselle Delgado all posted a pair of hits in the second game, but Cumberland stranded seven runners and was just 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position in the contest.
Kristen Abell (6-9) took the loss for CU, allowing five runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings.
Claxton (1-4) tossed the final 4.2 innings for the win for Georgetown, giving up one run on six hits.
The Bulldogs put five runs on the board in the first inning of the opener, with Montgomery reaching to start the game on an error by shortstop Chelsae Osborn. Benavides beat out a bunt down the third base line and Tomaselli dumped a single down the leftfield line, scoring a run.
Benavides took third on the play and scored on a fielder’s choice by Roper, with first baseman Marissa Massie’s throw to the plate late and wide. Williams got groundouts from Madison Gonzalez and Brittany Rasmussen, but Broderick drilled a 1-0 pitch over the wall in leftcenter, her second home run of the year, giving CU a 5-0 advantage after a half inning.
Delgado and Katelynn Stoll both singled with two outs in the inning, chasing Williams from the game.
The Tigers got on the board in the second when Rachel Simms singled to center with one out and Massie walked. Sydney Goyette’s fly ball to rightcenter dropped between Gonzalez and Stoll, with Gonzalez, losing it in the sun, loading the bases. Osborn’s line drive to center plated Simms, cutting the Bulldog lead to 5-1.
Cumberland took advantage of a pair of Georgetown errors to add two more runs in the fourth.
Centerfielder Sandy Young battled the sun and dropped a fly ball by Montgomery to start the inning. She reached second on the play and Benavides followed with a bunt. Claxton’s throw was wide of the bag and rolled down the line. Montgomery scored on the play and Benavides took second and scored on a single to right from Roper, extending the CU advantage to 7-1.
The Tigers got a run back in the bottom of the inning but Newsome avoided the big inning once again.
Massie and Goyette both walked and Osborn reached when her liner went off the glove of Delgado, loading the bases. Chaselyn Allgeier grounded to short and Massie was called safe at the plate even though the throw looked to beat her, but a groundout by Snow that got a force at the plate and Shelby Engle’s foulout to the catcher ended the inning with Cumberland still ahead, 7-2.
The Bulldogs added three more runs in the sixth, taking advantage of three Tiger errors.
Benavides beat out another bunt and Tomaselli was hit before a grounder to second baseman Engle was booted. The ball bounced toward centerfield and Benavides headed for the plate. Shortstop Osborn’s throw to the plate short-hopped and bounced past Simms. Benavides scored and the runners ended up on second and third.
A wild pitch allowed pinch-runner Brianna Gregory to come across and another error on Osborn on a grounder by Gonzalez plated Roper for a 10-2 lead.
Goyette singled and Osborn walked to start the bottom of the inning for Georgetown, but Allgeier fouled out and Snow grounded out. Engle lined a 1-0 pitch over the wall in left for her 12th home run of the season, making it 10-5 Bulldogs headed to the final inning.
Montgomery doubled to leadoff the seventh for CU and Benavides reached on another bunt single, putting runners on the corners. Benavides stole second and both runners scored on Tomaselli’s single down the rightfield line.
Massie singled and scored on Goyette’s double in the bottom of the seventh for Georgetown before Newsome recorded the two outs of the game.
The Tigers got on the board with three runs in the first inning of the second game, all with two outs.
Engle tripled to the wall in rightfield and came across on a soft single down the leftfield line by Cassidy Taylor. Young walked and both runners scored when a fly ball to leftcenter by Simms fell between Gonzalez and Katelyn Nowakowski for a 3-0 lead after one inning.
Cumberland got a run back in the second when Delgado drew a leadoff walk, went to second on Broderick’s sacrifice bunt and third on a wild pitch. Gregory also walked and tried to steal second. She was thrown out but Delgado scored on the play, cutting the deficit to 3-1.
Montgomery drilled a long solo homer to rightcenter to start the third and Tomaselli singled to left two batters later. Roper followed with an absolute missile to rightcenter that just cleared the wall for a two-run shot, her first of the year, giving the Bulldogs a 4-3 edge.
Georgetown broke the game open with seven runs on five hits in the fourth, none of which were hit hard but in just the right place.
Hayden Seng drew a leadoff walk and Osborn dumped a single into rightcenter, prompting a pitching change, with the Bulldogs bringing in Crystal Bryant. After a fielder’s choice Snow also drew a free pass, loading the bases.
Engle singled off the glove of Montgomery, with the ball bouncing into short leftfield. Two runs scored on the play and Taylor followed with an RBI single to center, the only ball hit somewhat hard in the inning.
Another fielder’s choice preceded a walk to Simms, loading the bases again. Massie’s swinging bunt plated another run before Seng walked, forcing in a run. Abell re-entered the contest and gave up a bloop single to rightcenter by Osborn, scoring two more runs for a 10-4 Tigers lead.
The Bulldogs scored once in the sixth but missed a chance for more.
Broderick led off with a single and pinch-runner Kaycee Harris took second on a groundout. Stoll’s double to rightcenter plated the run and Montgomery was walked, but Benavides grounded out and Tomaselli struck out to end the inning without any further damage.
Cumberland heads to ninth-ranked Campbellsville University this Tuesday for a 1 p.m. Central Time doubleheader and hosts the University of Pikeville next weekend in the final home games of the season for the club.