The 2012 season kicked off with a bang on Monday afternoon at Lady Rams Park as the UWG softball team won the season opener in grand fashion with a 10-3 stomping of Albany State. In the nightcap, the Wolves continued the hit parade with an 18-3 victory.
New head coach Mandy Harris started her era with a 1-0 record at West Georgia on the back of a familiar face to Wolves' fans in sophomore Nicole Yancey. The Carrollton native belted two home runs, including a sixth-inning grand slam, to lead the UWG offensive in a 10-run outburst.
The UWG scoring started in the first inning, as Yancey led off the game with a double down the right-field line. Senior Jen Culberson moved her over to third on a sacrifice bunt, followed by an RBI single from center fielder Megan Garcia.
The Wolves continued the scoring in the second inning, as freshman Ashley Langleydelivered a two-out single, then promptly stole second base. Yancey then brought home the second run of the season with a single down the left-field line, giving the Wolves a 2-0 lead.
After Albany State plated three runs in the bottom of the second, the Wolves took their turn to break the game open in the top of the third.
The views expressed on this blog are not necessarily those of the University of West Georgia. Readers are encouraged to post their views on items, but any posts that are obscene, threatening, harassing, libelous, sexist or racist will be promptly removed.