MSC Softball Tournament Day Three Recap
Softball | Sat, May 7, 2022 at 11:05 PM
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The third day of the Mid-South Conference Softball Tournament wrapped up Saturday at South Warren High School.
Top-seeded Freed-Hardeman advanced to Sunday’s championship game at 2:30 p.m. CT. Campbellsville rallied twice on Sunday for two wins to stay alive where they will face Lindsey Wilson in the loser’s bracket final at Noon CT.
Georgetown vs. Tennessee Southern
Following a scoreless first inning, the Firehawks (27-24) scored the only two runs of the game in the second inning. Samantha King walked to lead off the inning and then advanced to third on a double by Kayla Lawrence. Tennessee Southern got on the board following an error to take a 1-0 lead. The Firehawks then added to their lead 2-0 on a Carlie Pendley RBI.
Georgetown (17-31) led off the top of the fourth with a double by Peyton Beger. Tennessee Southern then got the next three batters out to end the inning. The Tigers looked to rally in the seventh but came up short. After back-to-back strikeouts, two-straight infield singles put runners on second and third. The next Georgetown batter flied out to end the game.
King got the win for Tennessee Southern pitching the complete-game. She allowed four hits, two walks and struck out six. Sarah Claxon pitched all six innings for Georgetown allowing two runs with none being earned , walking one and striking out a pair.
Bethel vs. Campbellsville
The Wildcats (22-28) struck first for three runs in the top of the first. Emma Johnson hit a double that gave Bethel a 2-0 lead. Gillian Grahn then made it 3-0 on an infield single that scored Johnson. Alexa Thrasher doubled in the third inning and then scored on an Alexis Wheeler RBI-double to give the Wildcats a 4-0 lead. Bethel added another run in the top of the fourth to lead 5-0.
Campbellsville (34-15) rallied in the bottom half of the fourth scoring six runs to take a 6-5 lead, Peyton Blades led off the inning with a solo home run to get the Tigers on the board. A bases loaded walk made it 5-2 before Riley Hurst drove in a run to cut the deficit to 5-3. Lexi Miller then hit a three-RBI triple to give Campbellsville a 6-5 lead.
The Tigers bats continued to stay hot in the bottom of the fifth as they scored six more runs to lead 12-5. Ashby Murt, Hurst, Miller, Ryley Whitney and Madison Davis all recorded RBIs in the fifth inning. Keely Bowling drove in two runs for the rune-rule victory in the sixth inning.
Katy Chadewell got the win for Campbellsville pitching four innings of relief. She gave up six hits, two runs and struck out two. Six different Tigers had multiple hits led by Hurst who had three.
Three Bethel players had two hits in the game and Johnson led the way driving in two runs.
Freed-Hardeman vs. Lindsey Wilson
Neither team was able to get anything going offensively in the first three innings as the Lions (47-3) had just one hit and the Blue Raiders (37-15) left five runners on base. Freed-Hardeman struck first in the bottom of the fourth inning. After two outs to begin the inning, the Lions then got back-to-back singles. Annalise Jarnagin then hit a three-run home run.
Lindsey Wilson had a chance to get on the board in the sixth inning but were unable to capitalize with the bases loaded. Freed-Hardeman increased its lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth on a wild pitch.
Morgan Crawford pitched a complete-game allowing six hits, walking four and striking out two. Crawford and Anna Kate Norton led the Lions with two hits apiece.
Lexi Isable led Lindsey Wilson with two hits.
Campbellsville vs. Tennessee Southern
The Firehawks (27-25) struck first in the first inning. Bree Brady drove in the first run for Tennessee Southern with an RBI single. Shelby Clifton increased the lead to 2-0 and Kayla Lawrence made it 3-0. The Firehawks then went up 4-0 on a Hayley Parrott solo home run in the fifth inning.
Campbellsville (35-15) got on the board twice in the bottom of the fifth. Keely Bowling hit a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1. Riley Hurst also hit a sacrifice fly to make it 4-2. Down to their final three outs, Campbellsville rallied in the seventh. Taylor Windell led off the inning with a solo home run. Hurst hit the walk-off two-run home run to complete the comeback for the Tigers.
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