GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The No. 23 Georgia College & State University softball team swept Sunday's doubleheader at Tusculum College. The Bobcats (6-2) won the opener 8-1 and captured the second game 11-3 in five innings. Tonya Medders led GC&SU going 4-for-8 on the day with three RBI.
Game 1: No. 23 GC&SU 8, Tusculum 1
GC&SU blew open a close game with six runs in the fourth inning as the Bobcats prevailed 8-1 in the first game. GC&SU muscled out 10 hits, while pitcher Mandy Chandler (3-2) limited Tusculum to two hits, while striking out 13.
Haley Holloway went 2-for-4 with three RBI, including a solo home run to center field. Medders and Brianna Hope also tallied two hits each in the win for the Bobcats.
Tusculum plated its run in the seventh when Ashley Basilicato singled and later scored on an error.
Game 2: No. 23 GC&SU 11, Tusculum 3
In the second game, the Bobcats rallied from a 3-0 deficit, scoring five runs each in the third and fifth innings en route to an 11-3 win.
Five GC&SU players accounted for two hits each, including Medders and Shelbie Lindsey, who each homered in the game.
Tusculum jumped out early with two runs in the first inning thanks to Basilicato's two-run homer. TC added another tally in the second as Lynssey Jett scored on Basilicato's single as the Pioneers led 5-0.
In the third, the Bobcats roared back with five runs, with the big hit coming on Lindsey's two-run homer. GC&SU tallied four hits in the inning and capitalized on a Tusculum error.
The Bobcats added another run in the fourth and five more in the fifth to put the game out of reach.
Medders (1-0) relieved GC&SU starter Janna Shiver in the first to pitch the remaining 4.2 innings for her first win of the season.
Basilicato finished the game going 3-for-3 with three RBI, while Kristina Neal and Jett finished with a hit each.
Tusculum (3-7) returns to action Tuesday when the Pioneers travel to Erskine College for a doubleheader.