Wolves Bite Spartans in Doubleheader

Wolves Bite Spartans in Doubleheader

TAMPA, Fla. –  The University of Tampa softball team began its run of six games in four days with a Thursday night regional doubleheader against the University of West Georgia Wolves. The visiting side was able to escape with a 2-0 win in the opening game as each side tallied five hits.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP (GAME ONE):

Final: Tampa 0 (L: Makaleigh Dooley, 2-1), West Georgia 2 (W: Foote, 4-0) 
Records: Spartans (2-1), Wolves (5-1)
Location: Naimoli Family Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads in the all-time series 4-2 vs West Georgia
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  •  The Wolves scored one run apiece in the fourth and fifth inning to mark the difference. 

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Dooley tossed her second complete game in three outings, recording seven strikeouts and having no walks.
  • Sahrina Cortes went 2/3 at the plate to lead Tampa.
  • The two squads combined to leave nine runners on the bases.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • UT was held without an extra-base hit for the first time this season.
  • The Spartans have drawn at least one walk in each game so far.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP (GAME TWO):

Final: Tampa 0 (L: Dooley 2-2), West Georgia 1 (W: Close 2-0) 
Records: Spartans (2-2), Wolves (6-1)
Location: Naimoli Family Stadium | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa leads in the all-time series 4-3 vs West Georgia
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • West Georgia tallied a run in the top of the 4th inning to record the only run of the game.

INSIDE THE STATS:

  • Dooley and Bailey Phillips recorded the only hits of the game for the Spartans.
  • Dooley tossed her second consecutive game of the night, giving up just the lone run on six hits while striking out two.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Tampa was shutout for the second game in a row. 
  • UT has drawn at least one walk in each game this season. 

UP NEXT:

The team will be back on the field on Saturday as they take on Valdosta State on a neutral field. The doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Eckerd College.

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