#20 GC Softball Edged Twice by YHC, Snaps 14-game Win Streak

Seniors Caroline Snider and Kayla Price
Seniors Caroline Snider and Kayla Price

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – In two closely-played ballgames, the No. 20 Georgia College Softball team (31-12, 9-3 PBC) dropped a pair to Young Harris College (28-16, 9-5 PBC) 5-2 and 1-0 Friday night at the Peeler Complex.

The losses snapped a 14-game win streak for GC, as the Bobcats hadn't lost in over a month.

Game one was decided in a three-run top of the seventh. The Bobcats had knotted the game up 2-2 with a two-run single from rightfielder Sarah Couch (Madison) in the fifth.

Three run-scoring singles was what the Mountain Lions would need to get the win in the top of the seventh.

Third baseman Jessie Barre (Pooler) finished the game 2-for-3 with two singles, scoring on the Couch hit in the fifth. Senior Kayla Price (Indian Land, South Carolina) threw well in the loss (8-2), a complete-game effort with three strikeouts.

Game two was a pitchers' duel between YHC's Louisa Disi and Georgia College sophomore Rebecca Lawrence (Vidalia) went toe-to-toe. Disi (8-5) got the upper hand, scattering four hits and three walks in the shutout, fanning eight. She struck out five Bobcat batters in a row at one point. Lawrence nearly matched the efforts of her fellow lefty, allowing six hits for one unearned run with two walks and eight strikeouts. Lawrence (7-6) saw the lone YHC run come in on an error.

The losses put GC at 9-3 in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play, good for third in the league standings. The top eight teams advance to the PBC Tournament later this month.

Prior to the game, the Bobcats honored their two seniors for Senior Day, as Price and outfielder Caroline Snider (Tennille) celebrated their careers.

The Bobcats are back in action Thursday, March 16 at 4 p.m., traveling to Columbus State University.

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