Oct. 4, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball dropped a 12-inning game, 7-2, to Mars Hill Thursday at the Catamount Softball Complex.
After four scoreless innings, Mars Hill scored a lone run in the top of the fifth inning. The Lions pushed the lead to 2-0 with a homerun in the eighth inning.
The Catamounts tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, 2-0. Sophomore Heather Chastain drew a one out walk to set up the score. Taylor Sigmon followed with a single. Senior Haley Pace sent a shot to centerfield for a two RBI double to knot the game at two.
The Lions roared back in top of the 10th with a three run homerun to re-claim the lead 5-2. Mars Hill tacked on two more runs in the top of the 12th with its third homerun of the game - a two run shot.
Western Carolina will play its final fall doubleheader of the season on Saturday when it hosts Spartanburg Methodist College at noon on October 13.