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Western Kentucky0130101690
East Tennessee State0000100181
Win: Luna Curran (1-0) 3.041121
Loss: Sara Muir (0-2) 3.074320
Taylor Sanders (WKU) 433202
Sara Muir (ETSU) 202120
Cameron Young (ETSU) 402000
Kemiah Michel (ETSU) 312000
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George Washington100120X462
Win: Cano (3-0) 7.052135
Loss: Makayla Cooper (0-1) 4.254231
Kemiah Michel (ETSU) 322010
Ritchie (GW) 422000
ETSU softball falls to Western Kentucky and George Washington on Friday
ETSU softball falls to Western Kentucky and George Washington on Friday
Friday, February 17, 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb 17, 2023) – The ETSU softball team competed in the Carolina Classic on Friday, playing to a 6-1 setback against Western Kentucky in game one and a 4-2 defeat to George Washington in the nightcap.



ETSU (0-6)

Western Kentucky (3-4)

George Washington (3-1)


  • In game one, the trio of Sara Muir (Sequatchie,Tenn.), Cameron Young (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Kemiah Michel (Gallatin, Tenn.) each had a pair of hits, becoming the first time all season three batters recorded multiple hits for the Bucs.
  • ETSU left a season-high 10 runners on base against Western Kentucky.
  • Michel finished 2-for-3, scoring two runs versus George Washington.
  • In both games combined, Muir was the only Buccaneer to record an RBI.
  • The Bucs left a combined 17 runners on base in the two games.


In game one, Western Kentucky opened the second inning with back-to-back hits. First a double, then a single and later scored from a foul out. The next time out, WKU kept momentum and scored three runs off three hits and the help of an error to extend the lead to four.

In the fifth inning, Taylor Sanders belted her first home run for WKU, flying one over the left field wall on the fourth pitch of the frame. The Bucs scored their only run of the game in the bottom half as Michel reached base with a single, stole second and crossed home plate off an RBI single by Muir.

After a quiet sixth inning, Sanders smashed her second homer of the day off the first pitch of the seventh inning to give Western Kentucky the 6-1 lead.


In game two, the Bucs struck first as Michel opened the game with a bunt to safely reach first before advancing to second off an errant throw. In the third hole, Muir flew out to center field to score Michel to open the scoring for ETSU. In the bottom half, George Washington answered with a run of its own, knotting the game at one apiece.

To mirror the first frame, Michel singled to left field in the third, then stole second base before advancing to third. With Muir up to bat, she reached first on a fielding error which scored Michel in the process.

In the bottom half of the fourth inning, the Colonials once again evened the score with a sac fly-out to plate Reese Torres, who stood on third. With a pair of hits, the Colonials took the lead in the fifth inning with the help of an error on the throw to home plate.

The Bucs saw their final opportunity in the seventh inning as runners stood on first and second with the help of a walk and a single by Jasmine Sanchez (Buford, Ga.). However, with the go-ahead run at the plate, Muir flied out to right field on the third pitch she saw to end the contest.  


Western Kentucky: Luna Curran (1-0) – win | George Washington: Rose Cano (1-0) – win

ETSU: Game 1: Sara Muir (0-2) – loss, Game 2: Makayla Cooper (0-1) – loss.


The Bucs will play their final game of the Carolina Classic in a rematch against Campbell on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

For more information on Buccaneer softball, visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the softball tab.