West Georgia Sweeps UWF

first_imgWest Georgia Sweeps UWF Amber Ingram belted her first home run on Saturday (Photo by Bill Stockland) CARROLLTON, Ga. – The University of West Florida softball team’s first trip out of the state of Florida was not a good one, as the University of West Georgia swept the Argonauts, 6-5 and 3-0, Saturday at University Park. UWF (10-8, 1-3 Gulf South Conference) committed eight errors over the course of the two games.GAME ONE – WEST GEORGIA 6, WEST FLORIDA 5Six of UWF’s errors came in the opening game, leading to five unearned runs for West Georgia (11-9, 2-2 GSC). The defensive miscues spoiled a solid offensive effort from Amber Ingram and Kaley Kania, both of whom stroked solo home runs.Kania’s blast came in the 1st inning and was followed by an RBI single by Lexi Mikedis to make the score 2-0 in favor of the Argos.But the home side answered with three runs in the 2nd inning to take the lead. Monica Mills and Meagan Sitton each had RBI hits in the inning, which made the score 3-2.Ingram’s home run came in the 3rd inning and tied the game up. An inning later, Kania doubled down the left field line to give UWF their final lead of the day, 4-3.UWG scored unearned runs in each of the last three innings. Lindsay Ellenburg tallied an RBI single in the 5th and Kelsey Francen added one in the 6th after UWF errors put runners on base.Mikedis smacked an RBI single in the top of the 7th to tie the game at 5-5. But the momentum was short-lived, as the UWF center fielder was thrown out at home trying to score on a two-out single by Lauren Correia.In the bottom of the inning, Ellenburg scored on a fielding error by Karri Bisbee, ending the game in walk-off fashion.Antoinette Diaz (7-4) picked up the win for the Wolves, while Ashliegh McLean (8-5) took the loss, snapping her four-decision winning streak.GAME TWO – WEST GEORGIA 3, WEST FLORIDA 0The Wolves surged in front early in the final game with a pair of runs in the 1st inning. Ellenburg doubled a run home to make the score 1-0; on the same play, an error in left field by Kania brought another run home and doubled the score.The final run came in the 3rd, on a solo home run by starting pitcher Nicole Yancey, her tenth of the season.UWF mustered just four hits in the finale and did not advance a runner past second base.Yancey (4-5) tossed the shutout, going the distance without walking a batter. McKenna Russell (2-2) pitched well for UWF, but took the loss after allowing three runs (two earned) in six innings.The Argonauts return to the field on Sunday for a GSC match-up with No. 3 Alabama-Huntsville. First pitch is scheduled for 1 pm.Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img