Young Harris, Coastal Georgia end season with a doubleheader split
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College and the College of Coastal Georgia split a softball doubleheader Saturday (April 21) afternoon at E.D. Rivers Field on Alumni Weekend.
The Mountain Lions used a six-run second inning en route to a 7-1 win in the first game while the Mariners scored a run in the top of the seventh to take a 6-5 win in game two.
Young Harris ended their season at 26-21 while Coastal Georgia ended its first-ever softball campaign as a four-year program at 5-23.
The Mountain Lions scored six times in the second inning in game one. Sydnee Weaver game Young Harris a 1-0 lead on her single to left while Paige Sexton drove in two more with a double to left-center field. Emily Wilson connected on her team-high sixth homer – a three-run shot to left-center – to complete the scoring.
Young Harris added another run an inning later on a Sexton ground out. The Mariners got their lone run in the fifth on a fielder's choice by Kayla Miller.
Victoria Sink scattered 11 hits and struck out eight to improve to 12-6 while Tayler Tucker absorbed the loss.
With the second game tied at 5 entering the seventh inning, Carrie Parker started the winning rally for the Mariners with a two-out double to left off reliever Lisa Wilson (6-3) and moved to third on Jessica Skinner's single to center. Parker then scored the deciding run on Becca Hewitt's infield hit.
Young Harris had a chance in its half of the inning to tie or win the game. Weaver reached on a single to right-center and moved to third when Sexton singled off the pitcher's leg to start the seventh. However, Becca Hewitt got out of further trouble when she retired the next three batters on a pop up and two ground outs to end the game.