Western Carolina’s softball team ended their season (12-35) as an eighth seed in the Southern Conference Tournament Thursday May 7, falling to fourth seeded Georgia Southern 6-1 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was the third game of the day for the Catamounts, after the first day of the tournament was cancelled due to inclement weather on Wednesday.
The Lady Catamounts scored for a lone run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Kristen Gay hit an RBI single to score Katie King. Freshman pitcher King was called to action for the second game of the day against the Eagles.
Georgia Southern recorded a run in the first and second innings and added a pair of runs in the top of the third. King held the Eagles scoreless for four innings before giving up a pair of runs in the top of the seventh.
The game was the final contest for seniors Mary Leadford, Heather Pritchard, Lauren Ross, Stephanie Beatty, Mollie Fowler, and Beth Hauser.