CARROLLTON, Ga. – With the series on the line on Saturday at University Field, the UWG softball team fell 10-3 to the visiting Shorter Hawks in the finale of a three-game Gulf South Conference series.
The Wolves and Hawks split yesterday’s doubleheader and with the win today, the Hawks take the opening series of conference play. The Wolves drop to 8-7 overall on the year and start 1-2 in GSC play while Shorter is now 9-4 overall and 2-1 in league play.
As they did in both games yesterday, the Hawks jumped out to a first inning lead, scoring four runs right out of the gate. All four runs were charged to UWG starter Morgan Goree, but the big blow, a three-run bomb from Shorter’s Kiera Dudley chased Goree form the game just two outs into the game.
In the bottom half, the Wolves got three hits, including a double from Peyton Stallworth and an RBI single from Lexie Stohr.
Shorter added single runs in the third and fourth innings off of UWG reliever Raya Moncus, extending their lead to 6-1 midway through the game.
West Georgia got two runs in the fifth inning, cutting the deficit to three as Peyton Stallworth and Alley Taylor each picked up an RBI. The Hawks got both of those runs back in the next half inning, and added two more in the seventh to account for the final seven-run margin.
The Wolves’ offense was led by Hannah Scarbrough who had three hits in four at bats and also stole a base on the day. Stallworth, Stohr, and Alley Taylor each had two hits in the finale.
Next up for West Georgia is their first road conference series as the Wolves head to Clinton, Mississippi to take on the Mississippi College Choctaws in a three-game series. It all begins on Saturday, February 23 with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.