SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 2019 Georgia Gwinnett College softball team made the program’s deepest postseason run before losing in the semifinal round of the NAIA World Series with a 6-1 setback Tuesday afternoon to top-seeded and defending national champion University of Science & Arts (Okla.).
GGC ended the season with a 45-16 record, the third-most wins collected in the program’s seven-year history. The team also captured three World Series victories, achieved a top-10 national ranking and the third straight Association of Independent Institutions championship.
Members of this year’s senior class won 192 games over their four seasons.
A second loss to Science & Arts (59-3) ended the season in the elimination round of this year’s World Series, and in both cases the Drovers scored all of their runs in the third inning of the game. This time they scored six times in the frame to grab a commanding advantage.
Science & Arts got back-to-back RBI doubles from Destine Lookout and Randa Hatter for the big hits during the third inning. An infield single by Dakota Clouse brought home the first run of the frame.
The Grizzlies’ lone run came when an infield single by senior Crystal Busbee brought home sophomore Holly Janco in the top of the fifth inning. Busbee and Janco each collected two hits in the contest.