Lady 'Canes roll in sweep of Lynn
AMERICUS - The Georgia Southwestern softball team scored 14 unanswered runs to complete a sweep of Lynn University on Friday afternoon at Lady 'Canes Field. GSW took Game 1 of the doubleheader, 6-1, and finished the day with an 8-0 victory.
The Lady Hurricanes snapped a five-game losing streak and improve to 12-16 overall. Lynn dips to 6-20.
Lynn scored its lone run of the afternoon in the second inning of Game 1 to take an early 1-0 advantage.
GSW only needed one hit to score four runs and put the game out of reach in the sixth. Lynn committed two errors and Nichole Griffin knocked a two-run double to left center to highlight the frame.
Christie Shankle (1-6) earned her first collegiate victory in the complete-game effort. The freshman scattered six hits, walked three and struck out one.
In the nightcap, GSW scored in four of the five innings played and Katie Mueller tossed a shutout to lead the Lady 'Canes to their 12th win of the spring, an 8-0 win over Lynn.
GSW scored two in the first inning, one in the second, two in the fourth and three more in the fifth to cruise past LU.
Mueller (2-2) held Lynn to two hits and struck out two.
Southwestern travels to St. Augustine, Fla. on Sunday to resume Peach Belt Conference play with a doubleheader against Flagler at 1 p.m.