February 24, 2009

Lady 'Canes swept in Peach Belt opener

GSW dropped a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader at Columbus State on Tuesday afternoon, 8-4 and 7-4.

Game one was scoreless until the fourth inning when CSU scored four runs. The Lady Cougars added another two in the fifth to push their lead to 6-0. GSW got on the board with a three-run sixth to cut the Columbus State lead in half.  The Lady 'Canes knocked five hits in the frame, led by freshman Katie Wooten's third double of the season.

Columbus State answered with another two runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the lead to 8-3 and GSW added a run in the seventh on freshman Brooke McLemore's first collegiate home run to complete the scoring.
 
GSW starting pitcher Jessica Martin (1-4) took the loss allowing four runs in four innings of work.

McLemore, Wooten, Gabby Buck and Nichole Griffin had multi-hit games for the Lady 'Canes.
 
In the nightcap, the Columbus State (10-11, 2-0 PBC) scored four runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie en route to a 7-4 victory.

Heather Denny hit her first collegiate home run and Wooten hit a two-run shot four batters later for Southwestern in their three-run fourth inning.  The Lady 'Canes added a run in the seventh to complete their scoring.

Tiffany Milstid (0-2) took the loss, pitching five innings, allowing 10 hits and five runs.
 
Griffin, Heather Chambers and Heather Denny had multi-hit games for the Lady 'Canes.

GSW (5-9, 0-2 PBC) travels to Flagler on Friday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.