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Whelan Secures Split for No. 13 Lindsey Wilson Softball against Georgetown


COLUMBIA, Ky. – After dropping a 2-0 decision in the opener, Lindsey Wilson’s Andrea WhelLindsey Wilsonan made sure it tallied a win against Georgetown (Ky.) in the nightcap, hitting a walk-off single to score Emily Priar and give the Blue Raiders a 3-2 win on Wednesday at Blue Raider Stadium.
The Blue Raiders trailed 2-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but registered four singles and a walk to steal the come-from-behind win. The base paths weren’t as friendly in the opener as Lindsey Wilson failed to score a run on six hits.
The Tigers produced two runs on five hits in game one with both scores coming in the fifth inning to pull off the upset.
Shawnee State (Ohio) and Rio Grande (Ohio) remain the only undefeated teams in Mid-South Conference play through Wednesday at 4-0. The Blue Raiders are 28-6 overall and 7-1 in league play, while Georgetown is 13-9 overall and 4-2 in the conference after the split.
Shortstop Jamie Williams had four hits on the day and Priar had three to lead the Blue Raiders. First baseman Brittney Novickis had the only extra base hit for Lindsey Wilson with a double in game two as she went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Cara Law (12-2) took the loss for the Blue Raiders, throwing all seven innings while allowing two runs on five hits with two strikeouts. Kristina Krupinski (3-2) was the game-two winner, throwing 1-2/3 innings of relief, allowing just two hits with a strikeout.
Michelle Dresselhaus (6-5) earned the win for Georgetown, while Katie Mann (3-3) was issued the loss in the nightcap.
Every bit of the offense in Lindsey Wilson’s loss came in the top of the fifth inning.
Third baseman Cassidy Taylor singled to deep center with runners on first and second and outfielder Megan Huckaby bobbled the catch, allowing right fielder Tori Shover to score from second.
Then Huckaby’s throw into the infield sailed to the fence, allowing designated player Hillary Plain to score as well.
Lindsey Wilson got its first run of the day in the third inning of game two, then added two more in the bottom of the seventh to claim the comeback win.
Williams led off the inning with a single, was moved over by a sacrifice bunt from Whelan, followed by Novickis’ RBI single to center field.
Georgetown countered with a single run in the fifth and sixth innings as it scattered Hood for three hits. Krupinski entered in the sixth and got out of the inning allowing just one hit, while she faced just four hitters in the top of the seventh to set up the big Blue Raider inning.
Pinch hitter Amy Buwalda led things off with a single and Huckaby drew a one-out walk to move pinch runner Ashley Hughes to second. Priar hit a single into center field in the next at bat to knot up the score at 2-2.
Williams followed with a single of her own, giving Whelan the chance with two outs to score Priar waiting at third.
Whelan’s hit was a close call as it bounced hard in front of the pitcher and barely touched her glove as it rolled slowly back to the second baseman. The freshman beat out the throw and gave time for Priar to come home for the winning run.
Lindsey Wilson is back in action at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday at Rio Grande (Ohio) for another MSC doubleheader.

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