The East Georgia State College Women’s Softball Team traveled to South Carolina over the weekend to take on USC Union and USC Salkehatchie.
The Bobcats would win game one against USC Union by a score of 14 to 1. The Bobcats were led by Madison Poole who pitched five scoreless innings with only one earned run allowed and seven strikeouts.
Game two against USC Union would see the Bobcats fight to come from behind in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at 9 to 9 from a homerun by Alana Hooks and a double by Alana Lee to tie the game. The Bobcats would fall in the bottom of the seventh 10 to 9.
Sunday the Bobcats traveled to Allendale, South Carolina, to play USC Salkehatchie. The Bobcats would lose game one after a late inning surge to try to tie the game at 4 to 4. The team could not hold off Salkehatchie and lost in the end 6 to 4. Game two against Salkehatchie would see the Bobcats take a 10 to 7 lead into the bottom of the seventh only to fall 11 to 10 in the end.
“We have played in five late inning games that did not fall our way since the spring season began,” said Head Coach Chuck Wimberly. “We could easily be 12 and 4 vs. 7 and 9. We are simply learning with a young group on how to win. We are getting valuable experience and we will push through and get a late inning victory from all the test we have gone through in the early games of the season. The real season begins on March 11 with conference play, and I feel that all the experience we are getting, we will be ready.”
Wimberly added, “we are scoring runs, averaging eight runs per game this weekend and scored a combined 37 runs in four games this weekend. We simply must continue to improve each day at practice and on the field for games, and we will be ready to make a run at the conference championship on March 11.”
The Bobcats will be in action on Thursday, March 5 at home against Spartanburg Methodist at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.