The University of West Georgia softball team snapped a six-game losing streak behind a midweek sweep on Wednesday, picking up 8-6 and 5-3 victories over Georgia Southwestern in Americus.
The Wolves (16-17) staged a huge rally in Game 1, scoring seven runs in the final two frames, including five in the top of the seventh, for the two-run victory.
Danielle Easterly tossed two shutout innings of relief to earn the win in the circle, while Summer Wallace (3-for-4, 2 runs, RBI) and Marley Stowers (3-for-5, run, RBI) led the offensive charge. Lexie Stohr (2-for-3, BB, 2B, 2 runs, RBI) and Sierra Stella (2-for-5, RBI) also had multiple-hit efforts in the opener.
In Game 2, it proved to be another big seventh inning that made the difference for West Georgia, which scored three runs in the top half, but it had to hang on as GSW (17-23) made things interesting by scoring two runs in the home half of the seventh before Easterly slammed the door shut for the save.
Adriana Durden (5-3) worked 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits with no walks and three strikeouts to earn the win.
Offensively, Stohr (2-for-2, 2 BB, RBI) had the lone multiple-hit effort, while Wallace, Stowers and Trinity Kirkland all had doubles with Wallace driving home a pair of runs and Stowers recording and RBI.
The Wolves return to Gulf South Conference action this weekend in a three-game series at Shorter. The action begins with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, followed by the series finale at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The West Georgia Technical College softball team suffered a sweep in a twin bill against Gordon State College on Wednesday, dropping a 6-4 decision in the opener and falling in a 2-0 contest in the nightcap despite a strong effort in the circle from Hannah Hennessy.
The Golden Knights (5-17, 3-15) are now off until April 7 when they face ABAC.