Lady Choctaws split doubleheader with West Georgia
CLINTON, Miss. — The Mississippi College softball team had a split doubleheader against the University of West Georgia on Saturday afternoon at the MC Softball Complex.
The Lady Choctaws (10-6, 7-3 GSC) won a shootout in the opening game, 9-8, with the Wolves (10-11, 5-6 GSC) winning a low-scoring game, 3-1.
In the first game, the Lady Choctaws got on the board first as sophomore Megan Everett singled to center field, bringing senior Shay Mickens home after a leadoff double.
The MC offense exploded in the third inning, putting up five runs, highlighted by a three-run home run from senior Brooke Smitherman, the 26th of her career.
After UWG scored a run in the top of the fourth inning, the Lady Choctaws picked up a run of their own in the bottom half as junior Ashley Subervielle brought in pinch-runner Kaitlin Moak.
The Wolves got their offense going in the fifth, plating five runs to cut the score to 7-6. MC answered again with two runs of their own in the fifth to push the lead out to 9-6.
West Georgia hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, but senior Elissa Kelly pitched a perfect seventh inning to collect her first save of the season.
Mickens went 3-for-4 with one RBI, three runs scored and two doubles in the game, while Everett went 2-for-4 with two RBI.\
Junior Carlie Sargent (7-1) gathered her fourth consecutive win, pitching 4.2 innings with three strikeouts. Danielle Easterly (5-6) took the loss for the Wolves, pitching 2.1 innings with one strikeout.
In the second game, the Wolves got on the board in the first inning as Molly Uhrman singled to left field bringing in Katie Spinks to score.
The Lady Choctaws came right back in the bottom of the first as Everett singled to the right side to bring Mickens home to score after she single and stole second base to lead off the game.
In the fourth inning, West Georgia pushed across the game-winning runs to split the doubleheader.
Senior Lacie Patterson (2-3) pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and scattering seven hits. Katie Turner (2-1) took the win for the Wolves pitching seven innings with two strikeouts and allowing five hits.
The Lady Choctaws will be back in action tomorrow at the MC Softball Complex for the last of the three-game series against West Georgia at 12:00 p.m.
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