Feb. 22, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - After Friday's games, at the 49er Invitational were cancelled due to inclement weather, Western Carolina softball (5-4) will open play Saturday. The Catamounts will face Robert Morris at 1 p.m. and play host Charlotte at 3 p.m.
The tournament will conclude on Sunday with the Catamounts playing Sacred Heart at noon and play Charlotte for a second time, in the tournament, at 4 p.m.
Western Carolina went 3-2 at the Lipton Florida Invitational, including winning three straight, at the tournament. The Catamounts were the only team to take then No. 5 Florida to a full seven innings before falling to the Gators 5-0.
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Sophomore pitcher Jordan Garrett recorded double figure strikeouts in all three starts at the tournament at Florida and ended the tournament 2-1. She also picked up a save in the 3-0 win over College of Charleston. Garrett also had a career-high 14 strikeouts in the 2-1 loss to Savannah State. Garrett currently leads the Southern Conference with 55 strikeouts.
Western Carolina will face host Charlotte who is riding a five-game winning streak after defeating Sacred Heart on February 21, 5-2. It will be the third meeting between the Catamounts and the 49ers with each team having won one. The Catamounts face Robert Morris and Sacred Heart for the first time.