After playing 8 games on the road last week, the Softball Dogs (29-10) are ready for some home games. Unfortunately, this week includes trips to Spartanburg, SC & Thomasville before getting to play at home on Saturday vs GA Highlands. Here is a recap of last week's games.
The week started with a conference doubleheader at Gordon State. The Dogs lost a heartbreaker in the first game, 4-3 in extra innings. They bounced right back and won the second game 8-0.
GMC traveled to West GA Tech for the next double header and took both games by the scores of 9-0.
On the last Florida swing of the season, the Dogs took on Santa Fe College in Gainesville. In the first game, trailing 3-1 in the top of the 7th, the Dogs scored 4 runs highlighted by a mammoth 3 home run by Carly Rigsbee to take the game 5-3. The second game was less dramatic with the Dogs winning 8-4.
The team got back on the bus and headed to Jacksonville to take on Florida State College Jacksonville on Sunday. In a close first game, GMC took the loss 4-3. They did not take the loss well! In the second game, they scored a season high 18 runs in 5 innings including two 7 run innings. Final score 18-6.
The week ended with the Dogs going 6-2 to bring their season record to 29-10.
Highlights of the week individually were:
Mackensie Poynter in the circle: 3-0 giving up only 2 earned runs.
Hannah Henry in the circle: 1 win & one save
Carly Rigsbee had a monster week: 10-17 with 8 walks, Batting Average .588, On Base Percentage .720, 4 home runs, 4 doubles, 13 runs scored and 14 RBI
Lauren King: 11-22, .500 Batting Average, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 11 RBI
Taylor Krause 7-11, 636 BA, 3 doubles 3 RBI
Contributions were made by all as 8 games required the playing of many players.
"We're all a little tired. The long bus rides, double headers, practices, making up class work all contribute to mental fatigue. We are doing a good job of staying focused on the task at hand, which is to win conference. The girls are really working hard to represent GMC on the field and in the classroom." states Coach Bunn.