The Kentucky Christian softball team entered Saturday’s twin-bill having dropped the first two games of the four-game series with Georgetown College.
The first game was a classic pitcher’s duel that the Lady Knights pulled out 3-2 in eight innings and game two saw the Tigers explode for 16 runs over five innings to get the split in the doubleheader.
KCU’s Lora Thompson returned from a stint on the DL to pitch seven scoreless innings only to be charged with two runs in the eighth on a controversial play that head coach Dave Miller lost an energetic argument.
With Kentucky Christian down two, the Lady Knights entered the bottom half of the inning needing two runs to tie or three to win.
Following the first two outs of the inning, Zoe Deaton singled up the middle to extend the inning. Whitney McKay entered the game to run for Deaton and scored on Summer Collins triple. Katerina Anthony dropped a single into shallow left field scoring Collins.
Next up for the Lady Knights was Jade Spurlock who lifted a fly ball to deep left-center field that Georgetown’s left fielder bobbled. With two outs and Anthony was running on contact and scored the winning run, preserving the win for Thompson.
The second game was all Georgetown College as they scored four runs in the first and five in the second to essentially put the game away. By scoring seven additional runs in the game, GC claimed a 16-2 victory. Gracie Robinson led the offense by going 3-3 and scoring a run. The only other run was scored by Jade Spurlock. Taylor Coleman was saddled with the loss.
KCU returned to action Tuesday to host the University of Rio Grande in a doubleheader.