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Tough day for Chandler on the mound

MILLEDGEVILLE -- The Georgia College softball program, which includes former Eastside pitcher Sabrina Chandler, announced that "Seniors Day on Senior Day" will be held today as the Bobcats look to defeat Lander University at the Peeler Complex in a doubleheader set to start at 3 p.m.

In a game on Tuesday, Chandler did not have a good day as she faced No. 13-ranked North Georgia in the first game of a doubleheader.

The senior righty was the hard-luck loser in game one, going the distance for the 'Cats while allowing just a pair of runs on six hits.

Unfortunately, she was outdueled by North Georgia's Melissa Dickie despite a pair of hits from Kristen Humphries (Columbus) and Frankie Walls (Dahlonega), who each finished 2-for-3.

Kelsea Martin (Dacula) drove in the lone Bobcat run, plating Haley Burnett (Columbus) on a triple in the top of the fourth.

The tying run would reach base in the top of the seventh with a Humphries leadoff single but the 'Cats couldn't manage to bring her around, dropping the contest 2-1.

Georgia College did not fare any better in the second game, losing 9-1.Sheppard named

Player of WeekATLANTA -- Claflin University and former Newton third baseman Markea Sheppard has been named SIAC Softball East Division Player of the Week.

This is the third weekly honor earned by Sheppard this season after going 7-for-10 from the plate with three doubles, finishing with a .700 batting average and a 1.000 slugging percentage in four games. The 5-foot-3 Sheppard scored four runs, drove in two runs and had one stolen base while also finishing with a .750 on-base percentage and a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Sheppard and the Lady Panthers finished with a 3-1 record for the week, including a win over Benedict and a double-header sweep of Fort Valley State.