April 10, 2021123456RHE
Western Carolina052001890
Win: Savannah Rice (8-8) 6.020014
Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-4) 2.056221
Kelly Warren (ETSU) 301000
Lauren Lee (ETSU) 201000
Bailey Huneycutt (WCU) 313211
April 11, 20211234567RHE
Western Carolina102012X6101
Win: Jayme Eilers (7-8) 7.071114
Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-5) 6.0106323
Lili Bowen (ETSU) 313101
Bailey Huneycutt (WCU) 323210
April 11, 20211234567RHE
Western Carolina000203X580
Win: Savannah Rice (9-8) 7.083325
Loss: Julia Fritz (0-1) 0.222110
Saxon Radcliffe (ETSU) 313000
Jeralynn Wells (WCU) 312200
Anna-Paige Pelfrey (WCU) 202200
Buccaneer Woes Continue in Cullowhee
Buccaneer Woes Continue in Cullowhee
Sunday, April 11, 2021

ETSU drops three-game sweep to WCU

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (April 11, 2021) – The ETSU Softball team could not overcome a slow offensive weekend, dropping yet another three-game Southern Conference series. This time it was the Western Carolina Catamounts who handed the Bucs the three-game sweep. With the losses, ETSU drops to 13-14 on the season and 1-8 in league action.

Game 1: Western Carolina 8, ETSU 0 (six innings)
ETSU dropped game one by the final of 8-0, mustering only two hits in the process. The Catamounts scored five runs in the second inning to set the tone, later taking a 7-0 lead before the game was called due to weather. Game one was picked up on Sunday afternoon with WCU cruising to the eight-run win.

Pitchers of Record
» Win: Savannah Rice (8-8)
» Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-4)

» Kelly Schmidt (Norcross, Ga.) was hit with another loss, allowing six runs but only two earned in two innings of work.
» Kelly Warren (Mechanicsville, Va.) and Lauren Lee (Cleveland, Tenn.) put together the Bucs’ only two hits.

Game 2: Western Carolina 6, ETSU 1
It was much of the same in game two of the series with the Bucs putting together just one run on seven hits. The Catamounts struck first in the opening inning and added five more runs over the next five frames. ETSU’s lone run was a solo blast by Lili Bowen (Charlotte, N.C.).

Pitchers of Record
» Win: Jayme Eilers (7-8)
» Loss: Kelly Schmidt (7-5)

» Schmidt dropped her second game of the series, yielding six runs (three earned), striking out three batters in 6.0 innings.
» Bowen finished the game 3-for-3 at the plate, the lone bright spot for the Bucs in game two.

Game 3: Western Carolina 5, ETSU 3
ETSU failed to salvage the final game of the series, despite jumping out to an early 3-0 lead. The Bucs scored all three of their runs in the second inning, beginning with a solo homer off the bat of Kylie Toler (Bradenton, Fla.). Warren and Julia Fritz (Glen Allen, Va.) added the final two runs for ETSU.

Western Carolina trimmed into the ETSU advantage with two runs in the fourth inning, before jumping ahead with a go-ahead double in the sixth inning. The Catamounts used the three-run sixth inning to catapult themselves into the sweep.

Pitchers of Record
» Win: Savannah Rice (9-8)
» Loss: Julia Fritz (0-1)

» Allison Farr (Knoxville, Tenn.) started in the circle for ETSU, allowing three earned runs on six hits in 5.1 innings, meanwhile striking out four batters.
» Making her second start of the season, Saxon Radcliffe (Glen Allen, Va.) recorded her first collegiate hit, finishing with a perfect 3-of-3 mark at the plate.
» With the losses, ETSU drops to 22-13 all-time against the Catamounts and 9-8 when taking on Western Carolina in Cullowhee.
» The loss ends a seven-game winning streak against WCU, marking the first time the Catamounts have swept ETSU in a three-game series.

Record Update
» ETSU: 13-14, 1-8
» WCU: 16-16, 7-1

Up Next
ETSU returns to play on Saturday, April 17 when the Bucs welcome the Furman Paladins into town to begin the three-game series.   

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