Tigers Stumble to Wolves in Midweek Contests

Tigers Stumble to Wolves in Midweek Contests

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.

-Sewanee responded with an RBI single by Taylor Wagner, bringing home Caroline Sweetin.

-The Wolves rallied in the third with a two-run double to make the lead, 4-1.

-In the bottom half of the frame, the Tigers responded by getting the contest back to a one-run deficit. Rachel Hoffman brought Miranda Townsend home on an RBI single.

-While Caroline Sweetin was at the plate, Jackie O'Reilly came home to score after the Wolves catcher attempted to keep her close to the third base bag and the throw went wide.

-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.

-The Tigers' fourth run came home in the sixth, as Taylor Wagner scored while Amanda Watters reached base on an error.

-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.

UP NEXT
The Tigers step back into conference play this weekend with a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday at 2 p.m.

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