CARROLLTON, Ga. - The rain tried to hold off Sunday’s series opener, but the UWG softball team got in a single game against the West Alabama Tigers, falling 3-1 in 10 innings on Sunday night at University Field.
After the rain came by, the wind picked up and the temperatures dropped, and the UWG bats went cold on the day, rattling off just three hits in 10 innings, and pushing across one run.
Katie Foote got the start and went head to head with Nora Keehn in a classic pitcher’s duel. Keehn outdid Foote, pitching 10 innings, allowing just three hits and one unearned run. Foote took the loss, but pitched 10 innings and allowed six hits and three unearned runs while striking out four.
Neither offense could get anything going, with UWG being held hitless into the sixth inning. In the seventh, West Alabama got on the board on one hit and a UWG error, scoring on an RBI sacrifice bunt to take the early lead. Hannah Scarbrough singled in the seventh and advanced to third on an error by the left fielder, and then scored to tie it up as Ashley Ellison bunted her home on a safety squeeze.
In extras, UWG had a chance to win it in the eighth as Peyton Stallworth led off with a single and reached second on a misplayed ball in centerfield. Stallworth then got to third with one out, but was later picked off, and the Wolves couldn’t push across a run.
Another error cost UWG a run in the top of the 10th as UWA scored on a throwing error by the catcher and added an insurance run on a wild pitch. UWG went three up and three down in the bottom of the 10th dropping the series opener.
The Wolves and Tigers return tomorrow to wrap up the series with a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. at University Field.