CARROLLTON, Ga. – Senior Day ended on a sweet note on Saturday as the West Georgia Wolves softball team completed a sweep of Union with a 3-2 win in Gulf South Conference play at University Stadium.
For the second straight game, West Georgia won a one-run game, with Lexi Close’s solo shot in the fifth inning proving to be the difference maker offensively for the Wolves. Morgan Goree got the job done in the circle as she came on in relief and pitched 5.1 innings of no-hit softball, striking out five in the process.
Union scored a run in the first inning to take the lead, and after a second inning home run off of starter Katie Foote, head coach Al Thomas elected to go to the bull pen and called on Goree for the third time on the weekend.
Trailing by two in the fourth, Lexi Close led off with a single, followed by an Allie Parkerson single and an Ashley Ellison single to load the bases. Coach Thomas then pinch hit with Madison Chambers and the senior delivered with a two-RBI single to tie the game.
The next inning was when Close delivered a towering solo shot to put the Wolves up 3-2. The home run was the third of the season for close and her second in the last five games.
It proved to be enough as Goree cruised through the sixth and the seventh, allowing just one base runner over the final two innings.
Ashley Ellison was 3-for-3 on the day while Hannah Scarbrough and Lexi Close had two-hit games. Chambers had two RBI while Close had one.
The win was the fifth straight victory in Gulf South Conference play, and secured the first series sweep of the season for the Wolves.
West Georgia is on the road to conclude the regular season next weekend, traveling south to take on Valdosta State in a three-game, Gulf South Conference series.