PENSACOLA, Fla. – The first trip to the GSC Softball Championship Game ended on a sour note as the Wolves fell 4-1 to top-seeded West Florida in Sunday's championship affair at the UWF Softball Complex.
The Wolves came up just short, ending their GSC title hopes, but got a valiant effort both in the circle and at the plate. Morgan Goree started for the fourth straight game, and took the first loss of the tournament giving up four earned runs to the nation's second-ranked team.
At the plate, the Wolves got five hits against one of the league's top pitching staffs, including a Lexi Close home run, giving her three in four games at the GSC Tournament and six on the year.
It was scoreless into the third, but the Argos got the bases loaded with no outs, and catcher Jacquelynn Poling cleared the bases with a three-run double. The Argos added a fourth run in the fifth.
Close's home run came in the seventh as she led off the frame with the long ball, and the Wolves got another runner on board, but the comeback fell short.
Additionally, Close was one of four Wolves to be named to the All-Tournament Team, joining Morgan Goree, Madison Slappey, and Raven Smith.
West Georgia will now await the selection of the NCAA South Region participants to see their fate if they will continue their 2019 campaign. The Selection Show is set for 10 a.m. on Monday morning and can be viewed here.