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Georgia Capell, a 2017 Midlothian grad, set the Tarleton State University home run record on Saturday. (Courtesy Tarleton State Athletics)

WATCH: 2017 Midlothian grad breaks Tarleton State home run record

KBEC Sports report

Georgia Capell burst onto the Division II softball scene three seasons ago with quite a bit of pop in her bat.

She has not slowed down, either, and now has the crown to prove it.

The 2017 Midlothian High graduate and Tarleton State junior now sits alone atop the home run leaderboard at the soon-to-be Division I university.

In the second game of a weekend doubleheader against Western New Mexico, Capell wasted no time in breaking the Tarleton home run record. The junior left the yard in her first at-bat to become the school’s all-time home run leader and lead the Texans to a two-game sweep.

Capell’s first-inning long ball in Silver City, New Mexico, passed Arianna Rodriguez (41) for the most home runs in Tarleton history. It was the 42nd career home run for Capell.

Capell currently has seven home runs in 21 games for the Texans. She also boasts a .414 batting average and has just eight strikeouts over her 70 at-bats.

Tarleton State went on to win the game, 7-2, which notched the 69th career win for starting pitcher Jordan Withrow.

Withrow, a senior from Trenton, Texas, set the program record for career wins during the 21st-ranked Texans’ 21-5 victory in game one Saturday.


Tarleton will make its home debut Friday against the University of Texas at Tyler.

The first game of the doubleheader is slated for a 4 p.m. first pitch, while game two is tentatively scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Most Tarleton State softball home games can be streamed live online at tarletonsports.com/watch.

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith is the owner and content director of Ellis County Sports and has over a decade of award-winning sports coverage. He most recently served as the digital sports director for KBEC 1390AM/99.1FM. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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