All good things must come to an end, and such was the case with the Albany State softball team, who’s 14-game winning streak came to an end at the hand of the Wolves of the University of West Georgia.
In game 1 if the doubleheader, West Georgia got it going quickly, plating three in the top of the first; Albany State responded in the bottom of the inning, scoring one run on a West Georgia error.
West Georgia would add another run in the second inning, when Hannah Scarbrough singled and the subsequently stole second and third and then would be brought home by a Janke sacrifice fly, making the score 4-1.
In the top of the fifth inning doubles from Chandler Mevis and R.J. Janke would bring home one more run, bringing the score to 5-1. Albany State would score their second run in the bottom of the inning, again of a West Georgia error.
West Georgia would tack on five more in the fifth. A three-peat of Golden Rams fielding miscues plated one Wolves run. The second run of the inning was plated by a Kristyn Nix single. Ava Ramirez’s two-run single and Mevis’ third hit of the game gave the Wolves a 10-2 lead. The run rule, mercifully ended the beating for the Golden Rams.
West Georgia took the lead in the top of the second when Janke hit a solo home run. This would be followed by an Arrington double that drove in Nix and later in the inning, a single from Madison Vandergriff plated Arrington , to make the score 3-0.
Rylee Green’s two run bomb in the fourth extended the Wolves’ lead to 5-0.
The Golden Rams would get on the board in the bottom of the inning when a Hollis single plated one run and then scored their second run of the frame on a passed ball, bringing the score to 5-2.
Next up for the Golden Rams will be the SIAC Crossover, March 9-13.
West Georgia heads to Union for a three-game series that begins Friday.