April 10, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Western Carolina softball (15-28) was swept by Georgia (29-13) 12-0, 9-0, both in five innings, Wednesday at Jack Turner Stadium.
In game one, Georgia scored in three of the four innings played to shorten the game to five innings. Georgia scored three runs in the first, five in the second and four in the third.
Mallory Broome started the game and takes the loss, falling to 3-7 on the year. She went 1.1 innings allowing seven runs on seven hits. Sophomore Jordan Garrett came into the game in the second inning tossing 2.2 innings allowing five runs on five hits.
Sigmon got the start in game two but only lasted 0.1 innings as she gave up four runs on three hits and falls to 0-11 on the year. She was replaced by Garrett who closed out the game.
Georgia scored four runs in the first, two in the second and one in the third.
Sigmon, who got the only hit in the game, broke up Georgia pitcher Geri Ann Glasco's no-hitter attempt when she picked up a two-out single in the top of the fourth. Sophomore Heather Chastain followed by getting on first thanks to a Bulldog error and the Catamounts had something cooking, however, Amber Steinhardt hit into a fielder's choice and Sigmon was out at third to end the inning.
Georgia came back in the bottom of the fourth inning scoring two runs. With two outs, during the play that scored the pair of runs, Chastain did get Georgia's Kaylee Puallo out to end the inning when she attempted to get two second after her single. The Bulldogs two runs, in the fourth, moved them to nine in the game, just enough to end the game in five innings.
Western Carolina heads to Elon this weekend for a three-game series. The doubleheader on Saturday is set for 1 p.m. and the Sunday single game is also 1 p.m.