ALBANY, Ga. – The Georgia College Softball team (10-6) swept action at Albany State University (2-14) Wednesday, winning a pair of tight contests 2-0 and 5-4.
Game one was a pitchers' duel, with freshman MacKenzie Michels (Lilburn) and sophomore Jessie Morris (Vidalia) combining for a three-hit shutout. Michels threw the first four innings, allowing two hits and two walks while fanning four in her first career win. Morris added a three-inning save, surrendering just a single hit and striking out three.
Centerfielder Caroline Snider (Tennille) was 4-for-4 with three singles and a triple, scoring a run. Snider started the game with a single, stole second and took third on an error. Snider then came in on a fielder's choice. Designated player Hannah Rogers (Marietta) drove in the game's only other run later in the first on a single to left center.
In game two, a triple and wild pitch in the fourth provided the difference in a 4-4 game.
The Bobcats scored three in the first, getting an RBI single from Sarah Couch (Madison) and a two-run single from Michels. After another run in the second, ASU answered with a four-run inning.
Snider went 4-for-4 again with two more runs scored, taking an 8-for-8 effort over the doubleheader. Couch also had three hits, an RBI and a run. Shortstop Amber Coy (Warner Robins) tripled in the fourth, coming in on the wild pitch to give the Bobcats the final lead.
Senior reliever Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) picked up the win (1-1), throwing a hitless 5 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Feb. 22 at the Space Coast Tournament, taking on No. 14 Florida Tech.
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