Wolves, Argos Defeat Golden Suns

Arkansas Tech lost two games on Friday during the second day of the Gulf South Conference Softball Crossover at Decatur, Ala.

The Golden Suns (18-19 overall, 8-11 GSC) dropped their first game of the day to West Georgia 6-3.

The Wolves already led 2-1 when their first three batters in the top of the sixth inning singled to load the bases.

A sacrifice fly by Lindsey Ellenburg and a two-run single by Kaley Sullivan made it 5-1 West Georgia.

Ashley West followed with an RBI single that completed a four-run inning and sealed the Golden Suns’ fate.

The Wolves (13-33, 1-13) stopped a nine-game losing streak with the win.

Dana Stephenson, Amy Kilpatrick and Roxie Palacios had two hits apiece for Tech in a losing effort.

Stephenson, Palacios and Tiphani Moon had one RBI each.

West Florida defeated Arkansas Tech 12-0 in the Suns’ second game on Friday.

The Argonauts (31-9, 10-7) took command early with three runs in the top of the first inning and three more in the top of the second.

West Florida delivered the knockout blow by scoring six runs in the top of the fifth. The game was stopped early because of the 8-run lead after five innings mercy rule.

Shannon Miles and Melissa Chastang drove in three runs apiece for the Argos. Miles and Karri Bisbee both had three base hits to lead West Florida’s 18-hit attack.

Victoria Harvey tossed a two-hit shutout for the Argonauts.

Arkansas Tech’s Natalie Magie and Kaci Menz had one hit apiece.

The Golden Suns are now 0-3 at the GSC Crossover.

Arkansas Tech will draw two nationally-ranked opponents on Saturday. The Suns will face 11th-ranked Alabama-Huntsville at noon Saturday and second-ranked Valdosta State at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Click here to follow the GSC Crossover courtesy of the University of Alabama at Huntsville Sports Information Department.