MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Highlighted by a complete-game shutout from Jessie Morris (Vidalia) and Holland Coursey's (Sugar Hill) 200th career hit, the Georgia College Softball (31-11, 12-2 PBC) team took both games of a doubleheader with Flagler College (22-21, 6-8 PBC) Saturday afternoon at the Peeler Complex.
Morris led the way for the Bobcats in game one, allowing just seven hits while striking out four in her ninth win of the season (9-1). The freshman has picked up the win in all but one of her eight starts this season.
With Morris in control in the circle, the Bobcats were able to take control of the game early. Georgia College plated two runs in the first inning thanks to a two-RBI single from Haley Howell (Rochelle)
Howell struck again the third inning, once again driving in two runs with a base knock for her third and fourth.
Hannah Coursey (Sugar Hill) brought in two with a triple in the fifth to bring in the sixth and final run of the game for the Bobcats.
Even with Morris' and Howell's standout performances, the highlight of the day came in the third inning when Holland Coursey singled for the 200th hit of her Bobcat career. The senior ended her day with two hits in two at bats and three runs scored.
Georgia College used a group effort to sail by the Saints in game two.
Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) went 4 2/3 innings in the circle, allowing just one run and striking out three. Becca Meade (Winder) relieved Price in the fifth inning to throw two scoreless innings and Danielle Rubin (Canton) picked up a one-out save to close things out for the Bobcats.
The clowder of Bobcat pitchers had to wait until the fourth inning to receive some run support. Jolie Bush (Vidalia) brought in a run with a single to center field and Lindley Bruce (Kennesaw) made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly to left field.
With a 2-1 lead in the fifth the Bobcats pulled away for good. Holland Coursey capped a historic day with two-RBI double to left-center field to make it a 4-1 game.
The sweep over Flagler gives the Bobcats 11 wins in their last 12 games. Georgia College remains in second place in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC). The Bobcats return to action on Saturday, April 21 at noon as they take on Augusta University in Milledgeville.
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