GC softball sweeps weekend

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (GC ATHLETICS) – The Georgia College softball team (6-2) defeated the Albany State Golden Rams (0-2) 8-1 and 4-2 Sunday at the Peeler Complex to finish the weekend with consecutive sweeps.

Pitching shone on a day where the Bobcats saw their record improve to 6-2 on the season, as Marisa Boyette (Marietta) and Carly Lewis (Seymour, Tennessee) both tossed complete games en route to two wins.

Boyette started the day with her fourth-consecutive complete game to start the season, tossing seven innings and striking out 11 Albany State batters. She only allowed two hits and one unearned run, while walking just one. The junior lowered her season ERA to 1.35. The 11 strikeouts are a career-high for Boyette, and the most by a Bobcat pitcher since Mandy Chandler fanned 12 Lander University batters April 18, 2009.

Georgia College tallied just seven hits in game one but scratched across eight runs. Junior Kristen Brooks (Brunswick) was the only Bobcat to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI. Freshman Hannah Coursey (Sugar Hill) also scored two runs in game one.

Lewis took the circle in game two, notching her third complete game in four appearances. The sophomore struck out 10 batters while allowing just one earned run. She scattered five hits over seven innings while walking two Golden Rams.

Runs were more difficult to come by in game two for Georgia College, as they only crossed the plate four times. For the second time in as many games, Lewis got the scoring started with a solo home run, this one a no-doubter to center field in the second inning.

After Albany State tied the game in the top half of the third, the Bobcats answered back in the bottom half with three runs of their own. The first run of the inning scored on a passed ball, followed by RBI hits from juniors Abi LeRoy (Dublin) and Taylor Campbell (Warner Robins). Freshman Holland Coursey (Sugar Hill) was 2-for-3 in the contest, scoring one run and raising her season average to a team-leading .524.

The Bobcats will be back in action Tuesday, Feb. 10 as they host the University of West Georgia Wolves in a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!