ALBANY, Ga. -- The Georgia Southwestern softball team put a total of 34 runs up this evening as they swept Albany State by scores of 9-1 and 25-2 as both games ended in five innings due the run rule.
The Lady Hurricane pitching staff accounted for 15 strikeouts as Jennifer Jernigan led the way with nine strikeouts and her first win this season. Six different Lady Hurricanes finished the games with two hits.
Game 1: GSW 9, Albany St. 1
GSW got on the board first as Kimmy Singer hit a RBI single into centerfield to plate Chloe Zoeller who was walked. Two batters later, Morgan Mullin plated Singer with a RBI single into left field as GSW led 2-0. In the bottom first, ASU responded back after a stolen base and RBI single to cut the score in half.
Both teams went scoreless for the next two innings until Mackenzy McFarland sent a bomb over the wall and picked up two RBIs. After reaching base, both Aimee Oglesby and Allyson Murdock scored on wild pitches as they led 6-1 going into the fifth inning. With bases loaded, GSW was able to score on another wild pitch. A sac bunt by Jenna Hollomon plated a Lady Hurricane as Zoeller picked up a RBI single to end the game in five. Shannon Gibson controlled the circle, only giving up three hits while striking out four Golden Rams.
Game 2: GSW 25, Albany St. 2
Eight different Lady Hurricanes scored in the first inning as GSW opened up early with a huge lead. Both Mullin and McFarland picked up RBIs when they singled to left field followed by Murdock, who picked up two RBIs off a double. Singer's two RBI single closed the first inning for GSW (4-2).
The Lady Hurricanes scored in all five innings, scoring eight runs in both the first and fifth inning. In the third, both Tanner Robertson and Murdock hit back-to-back RBI triples into the right field. In the fifth, Christina Wells and Elizabeth Wills picked up RBI doubles. Jernigan shared the circle with Ansley Dean as they combined for 11 strikeouts while giving up five hits as Jernigan picked up the win.
Up Next: The Lady Hurricanes plays a midweek game at Fort Valley on Wednesday, Feb.12 as the first pitch is slated for 2 p.m.