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GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro softball (25-15, 7-4) dropped a pair of games against Western Carolina (16-23, 4-7) 4-3 and 8-3 Saturday at UNCG Softball Stadium. The first game was a finish of Friday’s game from the sixth inning, and the third game of the series was cancelled due to the Southern Conference rule of a game not being able to start after 6 p.m. The games didn’t get started until 4 p.m. due to weather delays.

After maintaining their lead to get the victory in the first game, the Catamounts scored seven unanswered runs in the second win. After scoring the  first run with a solo homer in the first inning, Western Carolina retook the lead with four runs in the fifth inning on two homers and an RBI-triple.

The Catamounts added three insurance runs in the next inning.

All three Spartans’ runs came in the first inning. After a leadoff walk by Makenna Matthijs, Delaney Cumbie homered to left field, her fourth of the year. Marisa Sholtes followed with a home run of her own to left field, her team-high 10th of the year.

UNCG welcomes No. 10/11 Louisiana to UNCG Softball Stadium for a non-conference matchup next Tuesday at 6 p.m.

News and Notes

- Kylie Bouplon relieved Stephanie Bryden in the first game to record the last three outs. Bouplon started the second game and went 5.2 innings with five runs, six hits, no walks and five strikeouts.

- Hannah Kincer had the last four outs from the circle, allowing three runs, three hits and three walks.

- Bryden moved into third place in school history in career strikeouts at 487, passing Hannah Angel (2005-09) at 484.

- Bryden also moved into third place for most strikeouts in a single season with 180 with six from Friday, passing Angel (2008) and Raeanne Hanks (2013, 2014).

- Sholtes tied Penny Thompson (2000-03) for fourth-most career homers in program history at 36.

- Sholtes reached base all four times at the plate with two walks and a hit by pitch in addition to her homer.

- Cumbie was the lone Spartans to finish with more than one hit, going 3-4 with two RBI’s and a run.

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