RAYMOND, Miss. – Sunday’s doubleheader resulted in a pair of losses for the UWG softball team as the Wolves fell to Mississippi College 2-1 in game one and then 13-0 in game two on the campus of Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi.
The loss drops the Wolves to 8-9 overall and 1-4 in Gulf South Conference play while Mississippi College extends their win streak to eight games and improves to 14-3 overall at 2-0 in GSC play.
It was a classic pitcher’s duel in the series opener as Morgan Goree and MC’s Hannah Creel combined for 19 strikeouts on the day. The Choctaws never trailed in the game, and took the lead on a single run in the first inning after a leadoff single, stolen base, and then an RBI triple from Annemarie Peavy.
The Wolves didn’t get their first hit of the game until the sixth inning, and in that frame, the Wolves got runners on second and third with no outs, and loaded the bases with one out and were unable to break through.
Mississippi College added an important insurance run in the sixth, scoring on a pair of walks and two hit batsmen. Goree finished the game with 5.2 innings pitched with nine strikeouts and five walks. Katie Foote came on in relief to get the final out of the sixth inning.
In the seventh, West Georgia got a leadoff double from sophomore Ashley Ellison, who then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored an RBI groundout from Lexi Close. Alley Taylor then got a two out single and stole second to get the potential tying run in scoring position, but Creel got out of it and preserved the win with her 10th strikeout.
The Wolves’ four hits came from Ellison and Taylor as well as pinch hit singles from Kristyn Nix and Beartiz Cardoza.
It was all Mississippi College in game two, as the Choctaws put up 13 runs in five innings. The Choctaws scored five runs in each of the first two innings before adding one in the third and two in the fourth before ending it in the fifth.
UWG’s offense was held to just two hits in the second game, and it was Peyton Stallworth who had both of those for the Wolves.
The Wolves and Choctaws meet tomorrow for the series finale tomorrow at Rene T. Warren Field in Raymond, Mississippi. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. EST.