MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The UWG softball team came up just short in Friday night’s series opener, falling to Auburn Montgomery 4-3 in game on this weekend’s three-game Gulf South Conference series.
The Warhawks jumped out to an early lead, tagging UWG’s starter Katie Foote for three runs in the second on four hits. Meanwhile, the UWG offense was struggling to get going, and didn’t get a runner on base until the fourth when Hannah Scarbrough and Cassie Henderson each had singles.
In the fifth, Raven Smith and Alley Taylor led off with back-to-back singles, and after the Wolves loaded the bases, Scarbrough brought home the first run of the game for the Wolves with an RBI single, and then a wild pitch scored the second, cutting the AUM lead to just one.
Auburn Montgomery added an insurance run in the bottom half of the sixth which proved to be big, as with the 4-2 game in the top of the seventh, head coach Al Thomas went to his bench, and called upon Madison Chambers who hit a pinch hit solo home run to make it a 4-3 game, but the Wolves couldn’t get any more, falling in game one.
UWG is now 21-23 overall and 7-15 in the GSC while AUM moves to 35-9 overall and 15-7 in league play. The series continues tomorrow with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.