Mountain Lions, Wolves split doubleheader
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College and the University of West Georgia split a softball doubleheader Wednesday (March 14) afternoon at E.D. Rivers Field. The Mountain Lions shut out the Wolves 2-0 in the opener before West Georgia won the second game 10-5.
Young Harris improved to 11-11 while West Georgia fell to 6-16. Young Harris travels to Belmont, N.C., Thursday (March 15) for a 2 p.m. doubleheader against Belmont Abbey College.
The Mountain Lions got all the runs they would need in the opener in the bottom of the sixth. Jennifer Watford led off the inning with a single through the right side and was followed by a double to left by Brittany Allen. A walk to Kayla Jones loaded the bases. Suzannah Eubanks singled to center to drive in the first run before Dominique Sibley's sacrifice fly to center accounted for the other score.
Victoria Sink (4-1) tossed her first shutout and second complete game of the season as she scattered seven singles while striking out eight and not walking anyone. Nicole Yancey (0-2) took the loss in relief.
The Wolves scored six times in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take game two.
West Georgia batted around in the first inning against starter Katie-Jo Gentry (3-9) as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Young Harris got a run back in the bottom of the first on Watford RBI single. The Mountain Lions scored four runs in the second to take a 5-4 lead. Paige Sexton drove in a run with an infield single before Emily Wilson doubled home another one. Watford added another RBI single before scoring on Allen's triple down the right-field line.
The Wolves tied the game at 5 in the fourth on Yancey's double before taking the lead for good an inning later on Imani Cabel's two-run double up the middle. West Georgia would add three insurance runs in the sixth to preserve the win.