RAYMOND, Miss. – It took 11 innings to decide a winner in Monday’s series finale, but in the end, it was a 4-3 loss for the UWG softball team in Raymond, Mississippi as the Choctaws of Mississippi College prevailed to complete the sweep over the Wolves.
The loss is the fourth straight for West Georgia, and drops the Wolves to 8-10 overall and 1-5 in Gulf South Conference play.
The first inning continued to be a thorn in the side of UWG’s pitchers as for the sixth straight game the Wolves surrendered a first inning run. In the third, Mississippi College added another run, but by this time the Choctaws had already gotten to UWG’s bullpen as Katie Foote came on in relief of Lexi Close.
Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, West Georgia got on the board as Alley Taylor and Hannah Scarbrough led off with back-to-back singles. After loading the bases, MC got a force at home for the first out, but the Wolves got a run on a wild pitch as Scarbough came across. Sophomore Ashley Ellison then singled in a pair to give the Wolves a 3-2 lead.
Mississippi College tied the game up in the fifth on an RBI triple from Annemarie Peavy.
West Georgia would get runners in scoring position in the sixth and eighth innings but couldn’t get a clutch hit to drive in the run, and could not muster a run when the international tie breaker rule took effect in the 11th.
In the bottom half of the 11th, Mississippi College plated the game-winning run after an error fielding wat would have been a sacrifice bunt.
Scarbrough and Ellison both had two hits on the day while Ellison had the pair of RBI. Alley Taylor and Peyton Stallworth also had hits, giving UWG six total on the day.
Katie Foote pitched well in relief throwing 125 pitches in 8.2 innings while allowing a pair of earned runs. The sophomore struck out six and did not walk a batter.
West Georgia is back on the road on Wednesday, traveling to Georgia Southwestern for a 3 p.m. non-conference doubleheader in Americus, Georgia.