Troy falls to Georgia State to conclude 2016 season
MOBILE, Ala. (troytrojans.com) – The Troy softball team fell to Georgia State, 8-0, in the seventh game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Jaguar Field.
Georgia State (32-27) struck first and put up four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Kensey Caldwell got things started for the Panthers when she singled through the right side and brought Taylor Anderson around for the score.
Remington Hasty followed up with a single of her own to bring Caldwell and Ivie Drake around to cross the plate. The final run of the inning came when Brenna Skalski scored on a groundout to second.
The Panthers added two more runs in the second inning when Caldwell doubled down the left field line and scored Drake and Taylor Bradley to make the score 6-0.
Drake sent a two-run bomb over the left field wall to extend the Panther’s lead to 8-0 in the bottom of the fourth to stretch the lead 8-0.
Troy (31-25, 12-15 Sun Belt) couldn’t push a run across the plate and had only one hit in the game. Becca Hartley gave Troy its only hit in the top of the first inning when she singled to the shortstop.
Ashley Rainey (16-14) suffered the loss for the Trojans. She gave up six runs on eight hits in 1.1 innings of work. Katie Worley (16-9) got the win for the Panthers. She pitched three innings and gave up only one hit.
The Trojans finished the season 31-25 and graduated Leah Brundidge, Hannah Day, Heather Johnston, Amanda Winters, Ashley Rainey, Khadija Neely and Kate Benton.