CARROLLTON, Ga. – The UWG softball team showed no sign of heartbreak hangover on Saturday as the Wolves swept a doubleheader with 14-2 and 4-3 wins over Mississippi College at University Field, taking the three-game, Gulf South Conference series in the process.
One day after a 12-inning loss, the Wolves scored 14 runs including seven in the fourth inning in game one, run-ruling the Choctaws. In the second game, UWG and MC went toe-to-toe for seven innings before a Madison Chambers put the Wolves up by one run in the sixth.
The weekend moves the Wolves to 10-5 on the season, and even up UWG’s conference record at 3-3, while the Choctaws fell to 7-5 with a 2-4 conference mark.
In the two games combined, Mississippi College’s Brianna Caldwell provided the only offense for the Choctaws as the first basemen slugged three homer, including two in game two.
Just as they did in game one on Friday night, the Wolves jumped all over the Choctaws early, with Ashley Ellison doubling to left center and then scoring on a Lexie Stohr single. Stohr, along with Peyton Stallworth, would come around to score on a Cassie Henderson double, with Henderson scoring the final run of the frame on a Sydney Smith single.
After Caldwell’s first homer of the day drove in two in the second inning, the Wolves responded with three in their half of the second, as Ellison had her second hit of the game, which drove in Alley Taylor. Stohr then drove in two more with a single to right field, extending the lead to 7-2 after just two innings.
Neither team scored in the third, but UWG broke it wide open with seven runs in the fourth as Madison Chambers had a bases loaded double that drove in three runs. Sydney Smith then hit her first homer of the season, belting a deep drive to straight away center, scoring three more. Ellison drove in a run with her fourth hit of the day to conclude the fourth inning scoring.
Lindsye Jefferson went the distance in the five inning, run-rule victory, pitching five complete, allowing just four hits and the two runs on the Caldwell homer. Jefferson was sharp with her command, walking none and striking out two.
Ellison finished 4-for-4 in game one with a pair of RBI, while Stohr was 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI. Chambers also had three RBI with the one hit, while Smith finished 2-for-3 with four RBI. Peyton Stallworth and Alley Taylor each had multi-hit games as well.
Coming back in game two, the Wolves once again took a first inning lead, as the Wolves used a hit and a Choctaw error to strike for two in the opening inning.
The lead didn’t last too long as Caldwell slugged home runs in the second and third innings to take a 3-2 lead over the Wolves and starter Katie Foote.
The Choctaws lead was even more short lived as the Wolves evened things up in the third on a pair of hits, one from Sierra Stella, and the other an RBI single from Lexie Stohr.
Nothing happened for either team in the fourth or fifth inning, but in the sixth, Madison Chambers delivered a go-ahead homer to center field, making it a 4-3 lead for the Wolves with just three outs to get.
Danielle Easterly, who came on in relief of Foote, allowed a base runner on a hit batsmen in the seventh, but was able to pitch around it to earn the win, and complete the double header sweep for the Wolves. Easterly finished the game with a total of three innings pitched with no walks and one strikeout.
After the offensive explosion in game one, the Wolves only got six hits on the day, including two from Sierra Stella. West Georgia got RBI from Stohr, Stallworth, and the big one from Chambers.
The Wolves will be off this week, but return to GSC play this coming weekend, traveling to Memphis, Tennessee for a three-game series against Christian Brothers. The series is currently set for a doubleheader on Saturday with the series finale on Sunday afternoon.