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Friday, February 5, 2010
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
Lady Tigers off to 2-0 start
The 2009 softball campaign was a tough one for the SGC Lady
Tigers. After the dismal season came to a close, head coach Rob Brunel vowed
that 2010 would be different. It looks like he’s making good on his promise.
The Lady Tigers opened the year Wednesday with two wins over the
Brewton-Parker JV squad, winning both games 7-1.
SGC didn’t waste time in either contest; the Lady Tigers held Brewton-Parker
scoreless in top of the first and then jumped ahead in the bottom of the
frame. In game one, SGC opened up a three-run gap in the first inning and
scored in every inning except the sixth. “We made good contact and put the
ball in play,” commented Coach Brunel.
While the offense was doing its job, starting pitcher Desiree Thomas baffled
the Brewton-Parker hitters for four innings. She gave up just two hits and
struck out seven. Becca Hewitt threw the last three innings. She surrendered
one run on one hit with four strikeouts. Neither pitcher gave up a walk.
The top hitters for SGC were Tara Miles (2-3), Lindsey Day (2-4) and
Brittany Yates (2-4). Brittany Johnson had a tough day at the plate; was 1-1
but was hit twice. She also scored two runs.
Game two followed a similar format. The Lady Tigers established an early
lead, hit the ball well and didn’t strand many base runners. A different
pair of pitchers kept Brewton-Parker off balance with solid command from the
mound. Jessica Cooper went four innings and allowed three hits, one unearned
run and one walk. She recorded four strikeouts. Holly Moore threw three
scoreless innings with five strikeouts and a walk.
Lindsey Day continued to swing a hot bat; she was 2-4 in the second game.
“When she relaxes, she’s a really good hitter,” says Coach Brunel. Tara
Miles was 1-3 and Cecily DeMarco went 1-2. Several players entered the game
late and had hits in their only plate appearances.
“Overall, it was a good day. I thought we pitched well and we hit well in
some situations. There were a few times we didn’t score when we had the
chance. We only had one error on the day, so our defense was good. It was a
nice opening day. It was good to get the jitters out and get some swings
in,” said Coach Brunel.
The Lady Tigers travel to Albany to play in a tournament at Darton College
this weekend, weather permitting. They return home to face ABAC on Tuesday,
Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
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was founded in 1906 and is a two-year institution in the University System
of Georgia. Located in Douglas, Ga., the college's environment gives
students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close
collaboration with faculty.