Coastal Georgia’s softball crew swept College of South Carolina Beaufort on Wednesday in two tight video games. The Mariners gained 1-0 in Recreation 1 after which, in a nine-inning marathon, obtained the 9-8 win in Recreation 2.
These two wins mark the Mariners’ sixth-straight victory after getting two sweeps final week. Coach Mike Minnick stated he seems like this group is coming collectively.
“Two tremendous shut video games that the groups fought like loopy,” Minnick stated. “They pull for one another, and so they refuse to lose proper now. It’s simply enjoyable proper now. They’re battling, and also you couldn’t ask for extra. They fought arduous all day.”
Hayley Dickerson obtained the beginning in Recreation 1 and pitched all seven innings, giving up no runs. She got here again in Recreation 2 within the fourth inning after Bryce Peacock and Ansley Bowen struggled to get outs. She lasted the ultimate six innings for the Mariners, giving up 5 runs on six hits whereas strolling two and placing out one batter.
“Hayley — seven innings in a single recreation and comes again within the fourth on this recreation and goes one other six,” Minnick stated. “It will get her two wins at the moment. She was unbelievable this weekend, and she or he’s picked up proper the place she’s left off.”
Coastal Georgia’s offense struggled all through the primary three innings, however after getting two runs within the fourth, the Mariners exploded within the fifth. They added 4 runs to tie it at 6-6. Then the 2 groups battled it out.
After seven, the Sand Sharks added a run, then the Mariners responded with considered one of their very own. Nonetheless, within the ninth, it was Peacock who hit a lead-off double to attain Sarah Thinger. Then Melanie Jones hit the walk-off single to attain Peacock and provides Coastal the sweep.
The Mariners are 27-11 general and 13-9 in convention play. They’ll host their ultimate regular-season recreation in opposition to Warner College on Saturday at midday.