CARROLLTON, Ga. – Wednesday did not go as planned for the UWG softball team as the Wolves fell 3-0 and 8-0 in a midweek non-conference doubleheader to Young Harris at University Field.
West Georgia’s offense mustered only three hits against a solid pitching staff from Young Harris as Dharma Rosbrugh earned the win for the Mountain Lions in both games.
The losses drops West Georgia to 19-17 on the season while the Montain Lions improved to 25-12.
Katie Foote pitched all seven innings in game one, and took the loss. Foote allowed three runs on eight hits, with all three runs scoring via the long ball.
Offensively, the Wolves bats were held silent as Dharma Rosbrugh came on in relief and earned the win, pitching 5.2 innings of two-hit softball. Rosbrught struck out six Wolves on the day.
West Georgia’s first real scoring chance came in the second when the Wolves loaded the bases with one out, but the Mountain Lions got out of the jam. Young Harris then got a two-run lead as Georgia Webb slugged a two-run homer in the third inning.
Young Harris added a third run on a Jill Torres solo shot in the top of the sixth, making it a 3-0 lead.
In the seventh, the Wolves brought the tying run to the plate, but failed to score, dropping game one.
Beatriz Cardoza had two of West Georgia’s hits while Peyton Stallworth had the third.
Danielle Easterly started the game with three perfect innings in the circle for West Georgia, but allowed a leadoff single in the fourth. A walk, a fielder’s choice, and a single later, the Mountain Lions had jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Young Harris then scored a run on a sacrifice fly in foul territory to lead 3-0 at the halfway point.
In the fifth, Young Harris used a grand slam to make it 7-0, and then followed that up with a solo shot to stretch it to n eight point lead.
The Wolves were unable to score, falling in five innings. Mallory Walker, Ashley Ellison, and Lexie Stohr had the three hits for West Georgia.
West Georgia is back on the road this weekend in Gulf South Conference play, travelling to North Alabama for a three-game set in Florence.