College of Coastal Georgia Athletic News
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Savannah Money
Softball - Fri, Apr. 14, 2017

Cochran, Ga. – The College of Coastal Georgia women's softball team took one of two games Friday afternoon at Middle Georgia State in Southern States Athletic Conference action.

The Mariners (30-16 overall, 12-8 SSAC) prevailed 7-4 in the first game but lost the second game 1-0 when the Knights (17-29, 7-13) scored the game's only run in the bottom of the seventh.

In the opening game, the teams combined for seven runs in the first inning as the Mariners scored four in their first at-bat before seeing the Knights plate three in the bottom of the first.

The Knights would tie the score at 4-4 with another run in the second, but from there Coastal Georgia pitcher Paige Alt would hold the home team scoreless over the remaining innings.

The Mariners would regain the lead with a run in the third and also added solo runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Coastal Georgia banged out 15 hits in the win. Savannah Money and Jesi Garrett both had three hits each. Katie McGinnis, Reilly Oliver, Katie Burns and Paige Alt all had two each. Alt and Garrett both had doubles.

Olivia Husted also hit safely for the Mariners. Burns drove in a pair of runs for Coastal Georgia while Money, Oliver, Alt, Garrett and Ceejay Ham all drove in a run each.

Alt went the distance for the Mariners to get the win. She is now 16-5 for the year. Alt allowed 10 hits while striking out three and walking three.

In the second game, the Knights pushed a run across the plate in their final at-bat to win the game. Harley Roberts led off with a single before Brittany Wilt reached on a throwing error by the Mariners after her sacrifice bunt attempt.

With pinch runner Kaylah Groover reaching third on the play, the Knights had runners on first and third with no outs. Wilt would steal second before Julia Davis singled into left-center to bring home Groover with the winning run.

Dawn Stewart absorbed the loss for the Mariners as she went the distance, allowing five hits while walking two and striking out one.

Raygan Larson worked the complete-game shutout for the Knights. She allowed just three hits while striking out seven and walking two.

Coastal Georgia got hits from Morgan Cobb, Husted and Oliver.

The Mariners will host Brewton-Parker on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. SSAC doubleheader.