As of Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
The Georgia Gwinnett softball team wrapped up its inaugural season in impressive fashion Saturday, rolling past Voorhees College with 16-0 and 14-0 victories in Denmark, S.C.
"It's not always easy to bounce back and this team did it all season long," Grizzlies head coach Kat Ihlenburg said. "We just went out and played and had fun today. We played well defensively and really ended the season on a high note."
The Grizzlies were coming off a 5-4 loss against No. 11 USC Beaufort on Wednesday in Lawrenceville.
Ashley Beyke allowed just one hit and did not walk a batter Saturday in tossing the Game 1 five-inning shutout.
Beyke and Tiffany Bailey combined for the win in Game 2 as the Grizzlies finish their first season at 18-26.
Georgia Gwinnett won 15 of its final 25 games down the stretch.
"Jordyn (Fones) had a great day for us, she saw the ball well," Ihlenburg said. "She came through with many RBIs and hit the ball hard.
"Right now it's the excitement of being the first and that ownership of beginning this program. We talked about it all season and what we wanted to accomplish."
The Grizzlies averaged more than five runs per game on the year.