CARROLLTON, Ga. – It was a Senior Day split for UWG softball as they defeated Auburn Montgomery 4-1 in extras in game one before falling 5-2 in the second game on Saturday afternoon.
After winning an emotional game one in walk-off fashion, the Wolves only mustered five hits in game two, falling to 25-26 on the season with a 10-22 mark in GSC play.
AUM finished the day 28-16 with an 18-15 mark in GSC play.
Prior to the game, UWG honored a pair of players and a coach as Danielle Easterly, Zoie LaVergne, and graduate assistant Becky Mantel were honored for Senior Day 2018.
After two no-hit innings, West Georgia starter Katie Foote gave up her first hit, a pop fly that fell in between infielders that turned into a double. Foote, however, got out of the inning without any harm.
Meanwhile, the UWG offense was no-hit until the third inning when Trinity Kirkland and Alley Taylor got back-to-back hits, but were unable to score.
A pinch hit single from AUM’s Amy Persinger gave AUM the lead in the fifth inning as she drove in Gracie Harris from second base.
That’s how it stayed until the seventh, when UWG used a single from Peyton Stallworth, a sac bunt from Sydney Smith and an RBI double from Mallory Walker to tie things up and force extra innings.
After a scoreless top half from Foote, the Wolves got a leadoff walk, and moved Taylor over to second on a sac bunt. Lexie Stohr then reached on a fielder’s choice to put two on with one out. AUM got to two outs with a popup, but Peyton Stallworth ended it with a three-run walk-off home run, her fourth long ball of the year.
Foote went the distance, pitching all eight innings and allowing just the one run while striking out three batters.
Alley Taylor and Peyton Stallworth both had two hits on the day, combining for four of the Wolves eight hits on the day.
AUM wasted no time in getting ahead in game two of the day, as the Warhawks tagged UWG starter Raya Moncus for two runs on three hits in the opening frame, and then adding a third in the second inning.
Freshman Alley Taylor cut into that lead with her fifth home run of the season, driving in a pair to make it 3-2, AUM.
That’s all UWG would score as AUM would add two more in the sixth to make it a 5-2 final.
Raya Moncus and Danielle Easterly split time in game two, with the senior Easterly pitching 1.2 scoreless innings on Senior Day. Alley Taylor had the only multi-hit game for UWG.
The Wolves and Warhawks conclude the season with a 1 p.m. single game tomorrow at University Field.