CARROLLTON, Ga. – Valdosta State beat West Georgia twice Sunday to move to 12-4 overall and .500 in the Gulf South Conference. The Blazers beat West Georgia, 6-2, in the first game and put the Wolves away, 2-0, in the second.
The Blazers brought back the power hitting of last season with two home runs against West Georgia. Natalia Morozova blasted one for two insurance runs in the first game and Melessa Jackson hit one for the first run of game two.
In the second inning of game one, April Hutchens hit a double to left field to score April Collins and Amanda McElheney for an early 2-0 lead. Morgan Johnson and Marti Littlefield scored two more VSU runs when Jordan Martin doubled to left center.
West Georgia tried to mount a comeback with a run in each of the last two innings, but Morozova’s two-run homer gave VSU extra breathing room in the 6-2 victory.
Johnson was two for four in the first game while Littlefield was one for three. Both scored runs. Morozova was only one for four but scored a run and tallied two RBIs. Hutchens and Marting both had one hit and two RBIs.
Holly Satterfield pitched 6.1 innings and allowed six hits, two runs and a walk. She struck out two. Krystle Robinson earned the save with a strikeout and a pop up in the final inning.
Robinson pitched a complete game in the second game of the day, finishing with seven strikeouts and allowing just three hits.
The bats weren’t quite as active in game two, but VSU received the hits it needed. Jackson struck a solo home run in the third inning for the only run Valdosta State needed, but the Blazers put up an extra one in the seventh. Martin singled down the left line and scored on two West Georgia errors.
Martin was one for three with a run scored in game two while Clare Wamsley and McElheney were one for three. Jackson finished one for two with a run scored and an RBI.
The Blazers return to Valdosta for a home stand against West Alabama and North Alabama Saturday and Sunday.