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May 10, 2018

Box Score


The Basics
Score: No. 3 seed Furman 1, No. 7 seed Western Carolina 0
Records: Western Carolina 15-37, Furman 39-14
Location: Greensboro, N.C. (UNCG Softball Stadium)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Number seven seed Western Carolina softball went toe-to-toe with No. 3 seed Furman before falling to the Paladins in a walk-off in the bottom of the seventh in the elimination game of the 2018 Southern Conference Championships Thursday at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

Turning Point
In the bottom of the seventh with a Furman baserunner on first, a Paladin single and Western Carolina error scored the game-winning run for Furman.

How it Happened
- Through the first six innings of the game, Western Carolina and Furman were evenly matched with each team logging two hits and one error.
- In the first six innings, Western Carolina and Furman each had runners on second base with a chance to score but couldn't push a run across.
- The Catamounts best scoring chance was in the top of the fifth when right fielder led off the inning by sending a shot up the middle, off the Furman pitcher's glove for a single. A perfect sacrifice bunt by Erica Hayes moved pinch runner Danielle Chapman and with two outs Shaina Reed drew a walk to put runners on first and second. The Catamounts couldn't push a run across and the game remained scoreless.
- In the bottom of the seventh Furman drew a lead-off walk then followed with a single and Catamount error for the walk-off game-winning run.

Inside the Box Score
- Sophomore hurler Kinsey Liscio tossed arguably her best game of the season going almost pitch for pitch with SoCon Pitcher of the Year Lindsey Bert. She tossed 6.1 innings giving up just three hits, one unearned run and struck out one. She ends the season with a record of 5-12.
- Both Western Carolina and Furman had two hits in the game apiece. Abigail and Daniels each had a hit in the game for the Catamounts.

News & Notes
- The meeting with Furman in the SoCon elimination game was the third time the two teams have met in the championships over the last three years.
- Daniels went out with a bang in the SoCon Championships hitting .429 with a homerun and two RBI. - Junior Hunter Gibbons enters her senior campaign next year, in the 2019 season, chasing the Western Carolina career homerun record. She currently has 28 in her career and needs one to tie the record and two to break it.

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