April 10, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Kaylee Puailoa was 5-for-6 with eight RBI as the University of Georgia softball team swept a double header with the Western Carolina Catamounts on Wednesday, April 10, at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs won the first game 12-0 and the second game 9-0 to improve to 29-13 on the season, while Western Carolina dropped to 15-28.
GEORGIA 12, WESTERN CAROLINA 0
Morgan Montemayor (8-6) got the start, threw four innings and gave up just two hits to record the win. Chelsea Wilkinson also saw time in the circle for the Bulldogs, pitching a scoreless fifth inning. Mallory Broome (3-7) suffered the loss for the Catamounts after giving up seven hits and seven runs in 1 1/3 innings. Jordan Garrett also did work for Western Carolina, pitching 2 2/3 innings and allowing five hits and five runs, four of which were earned.
Anna Swafford started things off for Georgia by roping a single down the left field line and then stealing second. Paige Wilson brought Swafford home with a long single to center field. Geri Ann Glasco singled to send Wilson to third, before Tiesha Reed came in to pinch run for Glasco. Puailoa hit a two-run single to drive in Wilson and Reed to put Georgia up 3-0.
In the second inning, Georgia stretched its advantage to 8-0, starting when Samantha LaZear crossed home to put the score at 4-0. After Glasco hit a bases clearing double to bring in Griffin and Swafford, Western Carolina called the bullpen and brought Garrett to the circle. The Bulldogs went up 7-0 after Glasco crossed home on a Puailoa single. Bryanna Blanco reached on an error to bring in pinch runner Katie Sowers and put the score at 8-0.
Georgia added four insurance runs in the third inning after Puailoa hit a two-run single that was followed by a two-run double by Tess Sito.
GEORGIA 9, WESTERN CAROLINA 0
Glasco (17-4) got the start in game two and pitched a complete game, one-hitter. She also recorded four strikeouts. Taylor Sigmon (0-11) suffered the loss for Western Carolina after giving up four runs off of three hits and a walk in 1/3 of an inning. Garrett finished the game for the Catamounts, throwing 3 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and five runs, four of which were earned.
Georgia took another early lead in the second game, going up 4-0 in the first inning. Wilson crossed the plate first and put the Bulldogs up 1-0 after Glasco singled to right field. Reed, who was pinch running for Glasco, came home when Tina Iosefa singled to left field, and Iosefa was brought in off a Puailoa double. Garrett returned to the circle for the Catamounts just before Sito singled to bring in Puailoa and increase the score to 4-0.
LaZear led off the scoring in the second inning after scoring on an error by the catcher. Swafford crossed home shortly after to brought the score to 6-0.
Christine Olney hit a two-out triple, the first of her career, to center field in the third inning before scoring on a Griffin double that increased Georgia's lead to 7-0.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 9-0 in the fourth inning after Puailoa drove in Swafford and Wilson, who reached on a walk and a single, respectively.
Next up, the Bulldogs travel to Columbia, S.C., to face the Gamecocks at 7 p.m., on Friday, April 12, for the first of a three game series.