Strong Pitching, Hot Bats Power Bobcat Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of #25 Newberry

Strong Pitching, Hot Bats Power Bobcat Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of #25 Newberry

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College Softball team (16-9) dominated both offensively and defensively Thursday afternoon at the Peeler Complex, upsetting #25 Newberry College (17-5) in impressive fashion, 6-1 and 6-3. 

Game one featured a stellar pitching performance from the combination of freshman Ariel Edenfield (Dublin) and sophomore Jessie Morris (Vidalia).

Getting the start, Edenfield set the tone for a strong Bobcat defensive display. She pitched 5.1 innings of only surrendering four hits and giving up no runs, picking up her third win of the season. Taking a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning, Morris entered, finishing off the Wolves with a pair of strikeouts and just one hit allowed in the final 1.2 innings of play. 

On the offensive side, the Bobcat women outhit Newberry 11 to five.

Caroline Snider (Tennille) continued her blazing start to the season, hitting a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base to add to her season totals. Sarah Couch (Madison), Amber Coy (Warner Robins), and Hannah Rogers (Marietta) each had a pair of hits. Coy and Haley Howell (Rochelle) provided insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, blasting a pair of homeruns to extend the Georgia College lead to 6-0.

Newberry scratched across their lone run of the game in the top of the seventh.

In game two, the Bobcats broke open the scoring in the bottom of the third inning with a flurry of runs to jump out to a 4-0 lead.

Snider again set the tone early, singling to left field to bring home the game's first run. She finished with a game-high three RBIs, batting 2-for-3.

In a game filled with four scoreless frames for the home team, strong pitching was key.

Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) put in a masterful performance, controlling the game for all seven innings. Price allowed just three earned runs on seven hits, adding seven strikeouts to her season total. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, she engineered a pair of key strikeouts, securing the 6-3 win and picking up her second victory of the 2019 campaign. 

With the win, the Bobcats improve to 8-4 at home. They return to the field Saturday, May 9, as they start Peach Belt Conference action with an away matchup at Georgia Southwestern State University. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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