AMERICUS, Ga..- The Georgia Southwestern softball team recorded a combined 20 hits and earned a shutout in their split with Albany State on Tuesday at Lady 'Canes Field.
GSW is now 17-21 overall while Albany State moved to 17-14.
GAME 1: GSW 7, ALBANY STATE 10
The Lady 'Canes took a two run lead after scoring one in each the first and second inning. Joshlyn Martin doubled in the first to score Brittany Davis and Sabrina Sieber scored in the second off a throwing error.
Albany State tied the game in the third off a single to right center.
With two-outs and bases loaded in the third Shannon Gibson knocked one out of the park to record a grand slam to give GSW a four-run lead. Albany State responded with a three-run homer at the top of the fourth to come within one run.
Allee Denney scored in the fifth off a wild pitch to give GSW a two-run edge but Albany State found their bats in the sixth and recorded five runs off three singles and a walk to come back and take a three-run lead.
Albany State was able to hold off GSW's offense to secure the comeback.
Sieber went 2-for-2 at the plate and had two runs.
Gibson pitched five innings, faced 32 batters, struck out three, walked three and allowed 10 hits and 10 runs.
Brittany Childs pitched two innings, faced nine batters, struck out two, walked one and scattered two hits.
GAME 2: GSW 15, ALBANY STATE 0
Brittany Childs didn't allow a single run as the Lady Canes defeated Albany State in Game 2. GSW came out with bats swinging recording 13 hits compared to Albany States 3.
GSW grabbed an early lead when Gibson scored on a double by Hayley Tierce and Martin scored off a fielder's choice in the first inning.
The Lady 'Canes scored seven more runs in the second inning on a double by Gibson, a single by Denney, a single by Sieber and a single by B. Davis. Martin scored on an error, Denney off a wild pitch and Childs off a ground out.
Childs got her second hit of the game and scored Tierce with a single to left field in the third. B. Davis singled down the left field line to score Martin and Mikela Barlow singled up the middle to score Sieber to take a 13-run lead. Tierce and Martin scored GSW's last two run's in the fourth to take a 15-run advantage.
GSW's defense was able to hold off Albany State and shut it down in five innings.
Tierce went 3-for-3 with four runs, B. Davis went 2-for-3 and Childs went 2-for-3.
Childs recorded her second shut out of the season, pitched five innings, faced 18 batters, struck out two, walked one and only allowed three hits.
The Lady 'Canes are home on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader against West Georgia starting at 2 p.m. at Lady 'Canes Field.
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