UNG closes out Gulf Shores tourney with twin wins

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GULF SHORES, Ala. – The No. 16 University of North Georgia softball team wrapped up the opening weekend of play with two wins at the Gulf Shores Invitational, defeating West Alabama, 8-3, before downing Mississippi College, 3-0, Sunday.

GAME ONE
West Alabama jumped out to a 2-0 lead, scoring on back-to-back RBI base hits in the third inning. UNG responded in the bottom half of the frame with seven runs, highlighted by a bases-clearing double from Hannah Forehand.

Two innings later, North Georgia added an eighth run on a Shelby Hammontree RBI single, scoring Kaylyn Anthony. UWA scratched a run across in the seventh on a RBI single with the bases loaded.

Anthony finished the game 3-for-4, while Mariah Wicker went 2-for-3 out of the two hole. Hammontree, Olivia Sinquefield and Cheyanne Mosteller each also had multi-hit games.

Abbie Crawford (1-0) earned the win in relief, throwing four innings of four hit softball, striking out five.

GAME TWO
The Nighthawks wasted no time getting on the scoreboard with a Jenna Goodrich two-run blast in the top half of the first inning, scoring Anthony who led off the inning with a single.

North Georgia loaded the bases in the fourth inning, but they were only able to get one run out of it off a Mosteller sacrifice fly that plated Janie Henderson.
Kylee Smith (2-0) pitched the complete game, striking out 14 batters along the way.

NEXT UP
North Georgia heads to Chattanooga, Tennessee, next weekend for another tournament, starting against Shorter on Friday at 11 a.m.

 

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