UNCG Softball Walks Off Against Robert Morris, Falls to Georgia Tech

UNCG Softball Walks Off Against Robert Morris, Falls to Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team walked off with an 8-4 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday at Mewborn Field in the I-75 Tournament before falling to host Georgia Tech, 6-2.

Game 1: UNCG 8 – Robert Morris 4

Robert Morris put the first run on the board with two outs tallying back-to-back doubles as Catalina Saxen drove in Meadow Sacadura for a 1-0 lead.

The Colonials extended their lead to four with three runs on three hits in the top of the fourth. Avery Winchell hit a leadoff triple and Alaina Koutsogiani drove her in with a single. With the bases loaded, UNCG got the first out on a force at home, but Robert Morris was able to capitalize on the opportunity and scored two runs following that out for the 4-0 advantage.

UNCG’s Rylie Wiliams singled to the shortstop to lead off in the bottom of the fifth. With two outs, Brooklynn Maxwell tripled to left center to easily score Williams, 4-1.

The Spartans added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh as Anna White hit her third home run of the season with two outs, cutting the deficit to one, 4-3.

After the Colonials stranded one runner on in the top of the seventh, the Spartans utilized the home advantage to take last at bats. Maycin Brown led things off with a single to center field. After an error that put runners on second and third, Jessie Shipley hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game at four. Following the second out, Jorde Chartrand walked to load the bases, and on the first pitch of Samantha Beck’s at bat, she crushed the ball to center field for a walk-off grand slam to secure the win, 8-4.

UNCG: 7-9
Robert Morris: 1-6

Game 2: Georgia Tech 6, UNCG 2

Georgia Tech had the first hit and run of the game, as Ella Edgmon homered to center field as she led off for the Yellow Jackets in the bottom of the first, 1-0. UNCG’s first base runner came in the top of the second on a walk and Georgia Tech left the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame.

Maxwell took a 2-1 count and sent the ball out over the center field wall with two outs for the Spartans to tie the game at one in the top of the third.

The Yellow Jackets did not rest in the bottom of the third and with the bases loaded and one out, Tiffany Dominigue lined out to left field scoring Sara Beth Allen from third for a 2-1 advantage.

UNCG tied the game once more in the top of the fourth with Anna White’s fourth home run of the season, 2-2. The Yellow Jackets doubled their lead in their half of the frame, as Allen hit a two-run home run with two outs, 4-2.

Georgia Tech extended its lead to four in the bottom of the fifth as Dominigue homered to right field with one out and then Edgmon singled through the left side with runners on first and second bringing Paige Vukadinovich home for the sixth run. The Spartans were retired three straight in the sixth and seventh for the Yellow Jackets to hold on for the 6-2 win.

Maxwell went 2-for-4 with one run, one RBI, a double, and a home run for the Spartans. White and Blayke Batten each had one hit in the game.

UNCG: 7-10
Georgia Tech: 8-7

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UNCG wraps up play in the I-75 Tournament by traveling down the road to play Kennesaw State at Bailey Park on Sunday, February 25 with a first pitch scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro