The Basics

Score: ETSU 2, Western Carolina 1

Records: Western Carolina 10-15, 0-3 SoCon, ETSU 16-11-2, 3-0 SoCon

Location: Catamount Softball Complex, Cullowhee, N.C.   

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina softball dropped the final game of the Southern Conference series with ETSU 2-1 Sunday at the Catamount Softball Complex.


Turning Point

Tied 1-1, ETSU scored the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning.


How it Happened

Western Carolina scored first pushing across a run in the bottom of the first. Ashlyn Long drew a lead-off walk and scored courtesy of an RBI double by Hunter Gibbons.

ETSU tied the game courtesy of a home run in the top of the second.

The Buccaneers took the lead scoring a run in the top of the fifth.


Inside the Box Score

  • Junior hurler Kinsey Liscio got the start and went 4.2 innings giving up two runs on four hits and striking out three. She falls to 6-4 on the year.
  • Liscio was replaced by Kayla Brewer with two outs in the fifth. She went 1.2 innings of scoreless and hitless ball and struck out one. She did yield four walks. 
  • Senior Shaina Reed came in with one out in the seventh inning getting the final two outs including a strikeout.
  • ETSU had four hits in the game while WCU had three.
  • Gibbons had two of Western Carolina’s three hits and hit the only RBI of the game for the Catamounts.


News & Notes

  • Gibbons is riding a six-game hit streak and has reached base safely in the last eight games.
  • Western Carolina has lost four of its last five games.
  • Gibbons hit her 31st career double against ETSU on Sunday. She currently ranks in fifth place in the WCU record books.


Up Next

Western Carolina will host Gardner-Webb in a doubleheader set to begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday.   

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