CARROLLTON, Ga. – It’s back to non-conference play for UWG softball as the Wolves look to bounce back with a doubleheader on the road against in-state foe Augusta at 1 p.m. from Jaguar Field on Wednesday, March 13.
West Georgia is now 14-14 overall after being swept last weekend against Delta State. The Jaguars are coming off of a sweep of Converse College increasing their win total to three as Augusta is 3-11 on the year.
Last Time Out
The Wolves did not fare well on the Mississippi Delta last week, falling in all three games to DSU. Game one was 6-0 win on Saturday night, and on Sunday the Wolves fell 6-5 and 2-0 in a doubleheader. The offense struggled on the weekend, with sophomore Hannah Scarbrough leading on the weekend with a 4-for-11 performance with a double and an RBI.
Al Thomas and the Wolves will look to rebound after a tough weekend, and it’s something that they’ve done well this season. Two weekends ago, the Wolves were swept by Mississippi College, and then went on to win six of their next seven games, including a series win over West Alabama.
Key Situation Struggles
On the year, UWG is batting .277 with runners on base and against conference teams, are hitting just .241 with a base runner aboard. This weekend against DSU, the Wolves really struggled in those key situations, going 4-for-38 with runners on for a .105 average. When runners were in scoring position, UWG was just 1-for-20 against the Lady Statesmen.
About the Opposition
The Jaguars are led by Mellisa Brocato who is in her 21st season as Augusta’s head coach and has a 515-523 career record. This season, Brocato and the Jaguars are off to a 3-11 start and start Peach Belt Conference play this weekend. Lauren Prescott leads Augusta in hitting with a .366 average while Meredith McLendon is the Jaguars’ top power threat leading with a pair of home runs and nine RBI. In the circle, the Jaguars have leaned heavily on Morgan Hunter who has thrown 41.0 innings and is 2-5 with a 3.07 ERA.
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