March 8, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina softball (6-11) hosts its home and Southern Conference opener facing rival Appalachian State (3-7) Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. and single game on Sunday.
The Catamounts will try and snap a three-game losing streak after going 1-5 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend. Senior shortstop Shemekia Scotton leads Western Carolina with a .349 batting average and also paces the team with 14 RBI.
Overall, Western Carolina has four players with a .300 batting average or better. Behind Scotton are: Amelia Griffin (.322), Taylor Sigmon (.313) and Amber Steinhardt (.304). Griffin also tops the team with 19 hits tying her for eighth in the SoCon.
Sophomore pitcher Jordan Garrett looks to be finding her rhythm on the mound. Her 90 strikeouts, in 13 appearances, not only lead the team but also the Southern Conference. She currently has a 4-6 record and a 2.92 ERA. Appalachian enters its first Southern Conference series with a 3-7 overall record after competing in the Florida State Renegade Classic. The Mountaineers went 2-3 at the Renegade Classic as they added a win over Troy, split with Southern Miss and dropped a pair to No. 25 Florida State.
|Western Carolina vs. Appalachian State
Sat., March 9 - 1/3 p.m. ET