The University of West Georgia softball team dominated a road doubleheader on Wednesday against Georgia Southwestern in Americus, delivering 14-1 and 9-0 victories in the midweek matchup.

Katie Foote and Raya Moncus allowed a combined two hits in a pair of run-rule victories, as Foote gave up the only run of the day on a home run by the Peach Belt Conference’s leading home run hitter, Hayley Tierce.

UWG (19-12) slugged three home runs of its own on the afternoon with Madison Chambers, Lexi Close and Peyton Stallworth each going deep.

In Game 1, the Wolves plated three in the first, three in the third and busted it open with an eight-run fifth to end the game early.

Alley Taylor (3-for-4, 2B, 3 runs, RBI), Ashley Ellison (3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBI), Sierra Smith (2-for-3, BB, 2B, RBI), Stallworth (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI) and Chambers (2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI) led the offensive assault in Game 1.

Foote yielded just one run on one hit with no walks and seven strikeouts.

In the nightcap, Moncus had a no-hitter all the way until the fifth inning, needing just one out to complete the first no-hitter since 2016 for UWG, but Ansley Dean broke up the no-no in the frame. Moncus did earn the complete-game shutout, giving up just the one hit to improve to 3-2 on the season.

The Wolves return to Gulf South Conference play this weekend with a trip to Pensacola, Florida, for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Friday and single game on Saturday at 1 p.m.

WGTC Baseball

The West Georgia Technical College baseball team survived an 8-5 barnburner over Georgia Highlands on Wednesday in Carrollton to improve to 14-21 overall and 5-10 in GCAA play.

Trailing 3-2 entering the home half of the seventh, the Golden Knights rallied for six runs on three hits, capitalizing on some miscues in the field and control issues on the mound to take an 8-3 lead.

The Chargers added two runs in the bottom of the eighth to make it interesting, but the Knights held tight for the 'W.'

Justin Guyton (2-for-3, 2 runs, RBI) and Jacob Warren (1-for-3, 2 RBI) led the offense, while Austin Smith earned the win in relief with four innings of two-hit ball.

WGTC returns to the diamond today for a 2 p.m. contest against Andrew College.

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