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Georgia College stops Lady Cougars win streak

COLUMBUS, Ga. – No. 19 Columbus State surrendered two runs in the fourth inning as they saw their nine-game winning streak snapped, dropping a 2-1 Peach Belt Conference match-up to Georgia College on Tuesday evening at Cougar Field.

CSU had a chance to strike in each of the first two innings but stranded a base runner both frames.

Georgia College finally broke things open in the fourth which began with a Whitney Okvist single.  Abi Leroy reached on a fielder's choice before both runners advanced into scoring position on a groundout by Kelsea Marti.  Kristen Humphries then pushed across the first run as her high chopper to first base plated Okvist.

A fielding error later in the inning brought in another run giving GC a 2-0 advantage.

The Lady Cougars cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the frame as Casey Googe launched the first pitch she saw over the centerfield wall to make it a 2-1 contest.  Taylor Turner followed that up with a walk and after a foul out, Bree Nowlin reached on a fielder's choice putting runners on second and third. 

Kaycee Meeks laced a 3-1 pitch right back up the middle hitting GC pitcher Dani Gallucci's glove.  Gallucci was able to recover in time forcing out pinch-runner Suzanne Carney at third before a groundout ended the inning.

Columbus State threatened again in the sixth as Googe doubled down the leftfield line and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Turner.  Kristen Carr then reached on a fielder's choice as she hit a chopper in the hole in which Googe broke for home but was gunned down for the second out.

It was the last threat offensively for the Lady Cougars as they went down in order in the seventh.

Mollie Russell suffered the loss giving up two runs (one earned) in seven innings of work.  She allowed just two hits while striking out two.  Googe picked up all three hits for CSU was she had a single, double and a homerun.  It was Googe's ninth homerun of the season.

Gallucci picked up the win improving to 11-4 on the year allowing just one run on three hits and a pair of free passes.  She also struck out eight.  Okvist and Kelsea Martin had the only two hits for the Bobcats.

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