Softball Has Busy Week
With good weather for a change, Coach Monica Mills' club was busy last week. The Knights stepped away from conference play with road doubleheaders at Thomas University and Cleveland State last Tuesday and Wednesday before returning home for GCAA matchups with Georgia Highlands and Abraham Baldwin on Saturday and Sunday. Though competitive, the Knights struggled, going 1-7.
On Tuesday, WGTC got off to a good start in Thomasville, taking a lead into the 7th inning before Thomas was able to tie it. The Night Hawks eventually won 5-4 in a hard-fought 11 inning marathon. In the second game, WGTC battled back from an early deficit, but fell by an identical 5-4 margin. The next day, the Knights, traveled north to Tennessee for a match-up with Cleveland State, dropping the doubleheader by 9-1 and 9-5 scores.
WGTC returned home on Saturday with a GCAA contest against the Chargers from Georgia Highlands. The Knights took the opener 4-3 and fell behind early in Game 2, eventually losing 7-3. On Sunday, WGTC hosted GCAA rival Abraham Baldwin, who came to town sporting a 21-13, 7-3 in conference play. The Knights fell by 6-0 and 10-2 margins.
Despite the tough week, the Knights are currently 12-15 overall, 4-6 in GCAA play, good enough for 5th place in the 8-team league. Up next is a home doubleheader against the junior varsity squad from LaGrange College on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6 pm. The Knights will then be off until hosting East Georgia on April 6th.
Baseball Splits Series with Andrew College
The Knights continue to battle, splitting their second consecutive series, this time with Andrew College. In the opener Tuesday in Carrollton, WGTC lost a late lead, but was able to walk-off with a 6-5 win in the 10th inning. On the road in Cuthbert on Friday, the Knights edged the Tigers 4-3, putting them in position to get a series win with Saturday's doubleheader. However, the bats went silent and Andrew swept the doubleheader by identical 8-1 scores.
The Knights stand at 14-16 overall, 5-8 in GCAA action. With Monday's home doubleheader against Wallace-Dothan cancelled, WGTC will be off until Tuesday, April 2 when it begins a series with 10th-ranked Gordon College. The Highlanders are currently 24-5 overall, 7-2 in GCAA play.