WGTC Has Tough Day on the Diamond

WGTC Has Tough Day on the Diamond

Both the WGTC baseball and softball teams were in action Saturday and found the going tough. 

 

The Golden Knights softball team hit the road for the first time this season, travelling to Chattahoochee Valley, and dropped both ends of a double. 

 

In Game 1, WGTC took a 2-0 lead after 3 innings of play.  Chattahoochee Valley picked up a run in the 4th and 2 runs in the 6th and held on for the 3-2 win.

 

In Game 2, the Knights scored 2 runs in the 1st, but the Pirates responded with 2 of their own in the bottom of the inning. The home team then added single runs in the 3rd and 4th to take a 4-2 lead. WGTC picked up a run in the 5th, but CVCC erupted with 5 runs in the 5th to take control 9-3. After another insurance run in the 6th pushed the lead to 10-3, the Knights rallied for 3 runs in the 7th, but it was not enough losing 10-6. 

 

Monica Mills' team falls to 3-3 on the young season.  The Knights return home for a doubleheader Sunday against Cleveland State.  First pitch is scheduled for 1 pm.

 

The baseball team returned home after 7 straight on the road for a doubleheader with Chattanooga State.  The Knights struck first in Game 1, leading 3-0 after 3 innings.  The Tigers responded with 5 runs in the 4th and then 3 runs in the 5th to break the game open en route to a 9-2 win. 

 

Game 2 opened quickly.  Tony Matos' grand slam gave the Knights a 5-2 lead after 1 inning. However, trailing 6-3 in the 3rd , CSCC exploded for 10 runs and WGTC was unable to recover, dropping the nightcap 17-7.  Putting today's 26 run outburst in perspective, Coach Beau Welborn's club had allowed just 22 runs in the previous 9 games combined.

 

WGTC (6-9) hopes to get back on track Tuesday when Chattahoochee Valley comes to town.  The single game is set for 2:00 at Central High School.