MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Georgia Southwestern State University softball team dropped a pair of non-conference games to Auburn Montgomery Wednesday, falling 9-1 and 16-0 in five inning run-rule defeats.
The Lady Canes fell to 16-23 overall this season with the two defeats while AUM improved to 19-12.
How It Happened:
Game 1: Georgia Southwestern 1 Auburn Montgomery 9
After the two teams went scoreless in the first inning the Warhawks put up at least one run in each of the next four innings, scoring two in the second and four in the third to take a comfortable lead. The big blow came on an Amy Persinger grand slam home run in the third to make it 6-0.
Madason Messer got the start for GSW and went 4 ⅔ innings, giving up nine hits and nine runs (five earned) while striking out three to take the loss and fall to 7-4.
The Lady Canes scored their only run in the fifth when Sanders came around to score on a Hayley Tierce sacrifice fly after she led off the inning with a single.
Game 2: Georgia Southwestern 0 Auburn Montgomery 16
The Warhawks jumped all over GSW starter Brittany Childs, scoring five runs in the first and seven in the second inning to build an early 12-0 advantage. Childs was charged with 11 earned runs on nine hits in her two innings of work to take the loss and fall to 3-7.
Ansley Dean went the rest of the way for the Lady Canes and gave up four earned runs on six hits while striking out four. Jaycie Walker went 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead AUM while Hannah Dailey and Gracie Harris each added three hits in four plate appearances.
Graysen Sanders recorded the only hit of the game for GSW on a single to left center in the fifth inning.
Up Next: The Lady Canes return to Peach Belt Conference play with a doubleheader at UNC Pembroke on Friday. The first game will start at 1:00 p.m. with the second game to follow at 3:00.