SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee softball team dropped a doubleheader to Wesleyan (Ga.) on Tuesday, falling 14-3 and 12-5 from the Tiger Softball Field.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score, Game 1: Wesleyan 14, Sewanee 3
Final Score, Game 2: Wesleyan (9-21) 12, Sewanee (4-21) 5
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HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 1
-The visitors opened the contest with six runs in the first two innings before scoring eight in the fourth to make it 14-0.
-The Tigers broke the shutout in the bottom half of the inning on a three-run bomb by Charlsey Shirey.
HOW IT HAPPENED, GAME 2
-Wesleyan tallied two runs in the first inning in the evening cap.
-The Wolves rallied in the third with a two-run double to make the lead, 4-1.
-The offense for the visitors took off in the fourth and seventh with four-run innings to make it 12-4 headed into the bottom of the seventh.
-In the seventh, the Tigers cut the deficit again thanks to an O'Reilly homer.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Charlsey Shirey (1) launched a three-run homer in game one.
-Taylor Wagner went 3-for-3 in game two with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
-Jackie O'Reilly (7) went deep in the second game en route to a 2-for-3 day with two runs scored and an RBI. In the circle (4-14), she suffered the loss in both games. In game one, she allowed 10 earned in 3.1 innings, while allowing four earned in 3.1 in the night cap.
WESLEYAN KEY STATISTICS
-Victoria Clower went 2-for-4 in the opener with four RBI and two runs scored. She finished the day with six hits and nine RBI thanks to a 4-for-4 game two and five RBI.
-Valerie Clower (5-10) struck out five in five innings to secure the win in game one, while Abby Sparrow (2-4) went the distance in the second game with three earned on eight hits and four punchouts.
The Tigers step back into conference play this weekend with a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday at 2 p.m.