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Lady Tigers slide in MSC softball race

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Georgetown, Lindsey Wilson sweep CU.

By CU Press Release

Georgetown College (30-12, 16-4) swept Campbellsville University (32-18, 14-7) softball in convincing fashion Tuesday afternoon, 6-0, 5-1.
Jordan Cornett singled in the first and Courtney Turpin singled in the second for CU’s only hits in the first game.
CU led 1-0 in the second game when Heather Oakley hit her eighth homer of the season. But Campbellsville was relegated to only three more hits  — Bailey Dillender, Brooke Boils and Kristin Benton.
Campbellsville goes on the road Thursday to take on Murray State and will host Cumberlands on Saturday (1:00).

Long balls spell doom for Lady Tigers
Lindsey Wilson used the long ball to pin a couple of losses (6-1, 9-1) on the Lady Tigers on Saturday.
Lindsey Wilson pounded four homers in the first game, three with two outs and Cara Law (19-3) shut down the CU offense on six hits.
Kristin Benton’s sixth-inning homer was the only score for CU in game one.
Campbellsville tied the score 1-1 in the top of the fourth of game two when Jennifer England hit into an error at short, scoring Bailey Dillender.
But that was as close as the Lady Tigers would get. Lindsey Wilson scored five runs in the fifth on four hits and two CU errors.
CU did have one hit in every inning. Benton had a two-hit game, one a double, and Dillender also had a double. England, Heather Oakley and Kacie Vincent all had singles.

Lady Tigers take two from UPike
Game-ending hits by Jennifer England and Brooke Boils helped cap a doubleheader sweep on April 12 for No. 24 Campbellsville University softball over the University of Pikeville.
The Lady Tigers (32-14, 14-3) needed only five innings in each game to make short work of the Bears, 12-4 and 8-0, while taking a half game lead in the Mid-South Conference entering the final week.
England, who led CU with a 6-7 day, drove in the game-ending run with a double in the first game and scored the game-ending run in the nightcap with a double by Boils. England finished the day having scored four and driven in four of CU’s 20 runs.
Campbellsville pitchers Courtney Turpin (17-8) and Taylor Wroe (14-1) allowed a total of nine hits combined in the two games en route to their wins, while the Lady Tigers knocked out 27 hits, including seven doubles and four home runs.
Lady Tigers 12, Pikeville 4
A pair of four-run innings started the day for Campbellsville, taking an 8-2 lead into the third inning. CU jumped on the board with a one-out, two-run home run by freshman Kristin Benton, scoring Jordan Cornett who had singled. Following the home run, Bailey Dillender singled and England doubled to set up a two-RBI single by Heather Oakley.
CU responded with a four-spot in the bottom half of the second inning after Pikeville tallied two in the top of the frame.
The Lady Tigers started their rally with a two-out double by Dillender, who scored on an RBI hit by England. Oakley followed with a two-run shot for her eighth home run of the season. Turpin, who also singled in the inning, scored on an error late.
The fourth was also a home-run fest. After a Pikeville solo homer, Emma Napier had a three-run HR putting CU up 11-3.
UPike attempted to delay the shortened game by scoring in the fifth on an RBI ground-out, but Benton doubled to lead off the fifth and scored on England’s one-out double to end the game.
Turpin pitched four innings, allowing three runs, while Martina Riney pitched the fifth, allowing an unearned run off no hits and a walk.

Lady Tigers 8, Pikeville 0
In the second game, Campbellsville used a six-run fourth inning to do most of its damage. Cornett reached on an error to start the inning before Benton and Dillender loaded the bases with back-to-back singles. England doubled down the right field line to score CU’s first two runs of the game. Oakley followed with a two-RBI single. Sarah Paragon and Napier also singled in runs.
Dillender and England singled with one out in the fifth before Boils doubled to score pinch-runner Kara Reece and England to end the game.
Wroe pitched a five-hit shutout and walked one.

Lady Tigers take five Rio Grande errors to earn MSC split
Campbellsville could not overcome an error-filled first game and had to settle for a split at Rio Grande on April 6.
Rio Grande scored the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh to take game one 5-4.
Campbellsville out-hit Rio 8-6, but five Lady Tiger errors proved too much to overcome as four of the five Rio Grande runs were unearned.
Campbellsville took a 2-0 lead in the first on an RBI-double by Bailey Dillender and a run-scoring single from Jennifer England.
Campbellsville picked up tying runs in the top of the fifth after Rio Grande went ahead 4-2 in the bottom of third. Jordan Cornett led off with a singe to left. Kristin Benton got a two-out single and then  Dillender plated her second run of the game with her second safety.
Vincent and England (RBI) had a two-hit games while Benton (RBI), Dillender (2 RBIs) and Heather Oakley all reached safely once.
Courtney Turpin (16-8) shouldered with the loss on a seven hitter.
 Taylor Wroe (13-1) threw a four-hitter for Campbellsville as the Lady Tigers used five Red Storm errors to eek out a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
The Lady Tigers used an error and then a single by Brooke Boils to put two on with one out in the top of the second. With two outs, Kacie Vincent reached on an error that scored Heather Oakley. A single by Emma Napier scored Boils and Vincent.
URG drew within 3-2 in the fourth when Smith’s single scored Katie Fuller and a ground-out scored Smith.
CU (30-14, 12-3) picked up an insurance run in the sixth when Sara Paragon’s second single scored Oakley, who had reached on an error.
Napier (2 RBIs) and Paragon (RBI) had two hits while England, Oakley and Boils all had one hit.