Softball Splits With Averett On Senior Day
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College softball team split a doubleheader on senior day Thursday with the Cougars of Averett University.
The Cougars took Game 1, 6-3, while the Pride won Game 2, 4-1.
The Cougars came out of the top of the first inning scoreless after a stellar performance by the Pride’s defense.
Greensboro’s offense fed off of that energy and capitalized at the plate in the bottom of the first. Freshman Jasmine Worthy lead off with a single to left field and stole second base just moments later.
After Taylor Little was issued a walk and Averett had recorded two outs, Hayley Tickle singled to left field to bring home Worthy.
The next three innings were quiet for both teams, but the Cougars showed up in the fifth inning to put up five runs to take a 6-1 lead.
The Pride struggled offensively in the fifth and sixth innings, but found their groove once again in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Regan Lockwood laced another ball into left field for Greensboro to reach first base. Kaylee Johnson followed up with a double to bring home Lockwood to cut Averett’s lead by one.
After the Cougar’s recorded two outs, Little singled to bring home Johnson to bring the score to 6-3.
Unfortunately, Greensboro’s rally ended with a groundout to the shortstop and Averett secured the three-run victory.
Maddy Wetherholt took the loss on the mound after pitching 4 2/3 innings and striking out two batters.
The Cougars were the first on the board with their lone run of the game in the top of the third.
Greensboro answered back in the fifth inning with a four-run rally.
The Pride started the inning off hot and Tickle stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded. Tickle took her pitch and doubled deep into left field to bring in two runners to take the lead at 2-1.
Lockwood also recorded an RBI after an infield single before Cheyanne Cox hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Tickle.
The Cougars tried to catch up late in the game, but eventually fell by the three-run deficit.
Cox earned the win on the mound in Game 2 after pitching a complete game and recording seven strike outs.
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