Georgetown improves to 3-0 at Senior League Softball World Series

ROXANA — Another day, another Senior League Softball World Series victory for Georgetown.

Sierra Livingston’s sixth-inning double drove in the go-ahead runs as the host team captured its third win of the tournament, defeating Latin America 3-1 Wednesday afternoon in Roxana.

Starting pitcher Taylor Wroten hurled a complete game, striking out six Latin America hitters, and added a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Georgetown, which enters the final day of pool play with a 3-0 record, will play Asia-Pacific (3-0) at 3 p.m. today.

“We played as a team, but we definitely had some girls who stepped up today. Taylor Wroten, obviously, being one of them,” said manager Craig Kormanik. “Heck of a game pitching, solo shot that sparked the team back into it. All in all, we executed very well.”

Taylor Wroten is mobbed at home plate by her Georgetown teammates. Wroten hurled a complete game, striking out six Latin America hitters, and added a solo home run in the fourth inning. (Delaware State News/Ben Heck)

Latin America put up its lone run in the top of the first inning, as leadoff hitter Joanlly Rodriguez-Garcia scored on a sacrifice fly down the first-base line.

Georgetown went scoreless through the first three innings before Wroten’s solo homer to left field put the host team on the board.

Taylor Wroten stranded two baserunners in the top of the seventh to seal the win.

“I knew the hardest run was going to be the first run, especially after they scored the first run early,” Wroten said. “We just needed to get back in it, so I went up there and just let it happen. I didn’t force anything. It felt really good, and I knew we were right back in the game.”

Latin America starting pitcher Karmary Gonzalez kept Georgetown’s offense off the board in the fifth inning and retired the first two batters of the sixth.

Georgetown shortstop Jakayla Sample provided the team with another spark, drilling a two-out double to left field.

With Wroten stepping back into the batter’s box, Gonzalez issued an intentional walk.

That’s when Livingston stepped in and made the big play offensively.

Taylor Wroten celebrates as she rounds the bases after her fourth-inning solo homer that tied the score 1-1.

Livingston drove a double to left field, scoring both Wroten and Sample and handing Georgetown the two-run lead heading into the final inning.

“I knew I had to have my team’s back,” she said. “They are always there for me, and I wanted to have Taylor’s back because she pitched a great game. So I wanted to get that hit for the team.”

Jakayla Sample prepares to slide during Wednesday’s game.

Wroten stranded two baserunners in the top of the seventh to seal the 3-1 victory.

Georgetown managed just four hits, but the offense produced when it needed to.

“Madison Parker also really came through with a couple of nice shots and was able to get on base for us today,” said Kormanik.

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