The University of West Georgia softball team stormed past Georgia Southwestern with a pair of run-rule victories — 16-5 and 9-0 — on Thursday in a twin bill that featured plenty of pop at the plate from the host squad.
The Wolves (9-8) muscled up 11 hits in the five-inning opener, setting the tone with a 10-run first inning that featured a two-run triple from Summer Wallace, a three-run homer by Kilandra Dollar and a two-run double by Peyton Stallworth.
Marley Stowers added a three-run homer in the second inning and Stallworth stroked her second two-run, two-bagger of the game in the fourth to close out the scoring.
Stallworth went 3-for-4 with two doubles and six RBI, while Stowers (2-for-3, BB, 2B, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBI) also had a multiple-hit effort.
Danielle Easterly tossed all five innings, allowing five runs — three earned — on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts to earn the win.
In Game 2, West Georgia again came out swinging, plating four runs in the bottom of the first, two in the second and three in the fourth to end it early again in five frames.
Lexie Stohr (2-for-2, BB, 2B, RBI), Stallworth (2-for-3, run, RBI), Wallace (2-for-3, 2B, run, 2 RBI), Raven Smith (2-for-3, run) and Sierra Stella (2-for-3, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI) recorded multiple hits in the nightcap.
It proved to be plenty of run support from Adriana Durden, who didn't need much, firing a one-hit shutout with three walks and four strikeouts.
The Wolves return to Gulf South Conference play this weekend by hosting Lee in a three-game series, beginning with a 1 p.m. twin bill on Saturday, followed by a single 1 p.m. finale on Sunday.
Fresh off a GCAA regular-season and tournament championship, the West Georgia Technical College men's basketball team is looking to take it a step further and earn a berth in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.
The Golden Knights (14-13) have that opportunity right in front of them as they tip the District G Championship at Emory-Oxford College in Emory today against Montgomery College (Md.) in a 6 p.m. contest.
The championship is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday against the winner of Southern Crescent/Davidson County CC.
The WGTC women's basketball team is one game away from the NJCAA Division 3 National Championship Tournament in Utica, New York.
The Golden Knights (7-16) will also face Montgomery College in the District G Championship at Emory-Oxford on Saturday at 1 p.m.