Tiger Pitchers Lead Georgetown To Sweep Of Rio Grande

By
Ryan Lewis


Updated Wed, Apr 23, 2014 9:15 pm

The Georgetown Tigers proved to be as good in person as they are on paper, as the Rio Grande RedStorm (27-16) dropped both games of a doubleheader to the Tigers. Pitching was the Tigers’ strong suit throughout the day.

In game one, the pitchers from both teams combined for 16 strikeouts. Rio finished with just four hits and Georgetown finished with three for the game. The only score of the game was in the fifth inning and came off of a passed ball from Rollins, leading to a Sandy Young score for the Tigers. The game end with the same 1-0 score.

Both pitchers made it tough for the batters. Mid-South Conference pitcher of the week Jenna Jones went the whole game for Rio Grande, giving up three hits and allowing just one run and while striking out six. Georgetown’s Kayla Williams had an even better outing. Williams lasted the whole game and allowed just four hits and had a game high 10 strikeouts.

Pitching success would transition from game one to game two as well.

The RedStorm were only able to notch one hit off of Tiger pitcher Jessica Claxton. Claxton gave up just the one hit, one run, and had a game-high nine strikeouts. Sydney Goyette came in for the Tigers to pitch the final inning and was able to get one strikeout and allowed no hits and no walks. Jessi Robinson got the only hit for Rio Grande.

RedStorm pitcher Jenna Jones started game two as well as game one. She, however, was unable to bring her game one success to game two. In two and one third innings, Jones gave up four runs off of seven hits and could only get two strikeouts. Katie Noll would pitch the other four and two thirds innings and gave up three hits and no runs and also had three strikeouts.

Sandy Young led the Tigers at the plate, going 3 for 4 and added an RBI on the evening. The Tigers had three more players with multiple hits.

Rio Grande will be back on Friday against Lindsey Wilson. Game one is set for 3 p.m.

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