Net Dawgs win season opener while softball team loses home opener

The Toombs County High School volleyball and softball teams were playing at the same time with different results. The Net Dawgs opened up their season with straight sets win at Johnson (Augusta) 25-23 and 25-17. The TCHS junior varsity team lost 25-20 and 25-11.

“We had solid passing from Breanne Stanley and Janie Jernigan. and strong serving by Katelyn Grimm and Taylor Haligan,” coach Tom Brodnax said.

“No individual outshines others. The team played as a unit pretty well considering we’ve had only one week with entire team together. It gave us a good positive base on which to build. We will work hard on communication and defense this week. These girls, both starters and non starters work hard everyday. They are really coming together and I have high expectations for them. I’m really impressed with the level they have taken themselves to and the support they show for one another. They are true representatives of a Toombs county Bulldog,” Brodnax added.

Courtney Moore singles in a run in the first inning
Courtney Moore singles in a run in the first inning

The Lady Bulldog softball team, coming off a season opening 10-0 win at Islands High School, lost their home opener by 10 runs- 13-3 to New Hampstead in six inning. Listen to Y-101’s coverage

On a day with off and on rain showers the Lady Bulldogs walked 20 hitters including four in a row with the bases loaded in the first inning as the Phoenix opened up a 6-0 lead.

Toombs County scored single runs in the first, third and fourth innings to cut lead to 6-3. However, New Hampstead ended the game, an inning early, by scoring four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth.

TCHS totaled six hits in the non region game. Courtney Moore went 3-for-4 with a RBI single to left in the first inning and additional singles in the third and fourth. Moore is 5-for-7 in the first two games of her senior season.

Taylor Thompson went 1-for-2 with a first inning walk, a run scoring single in the third and a sacrifice fly to left in the fourth driving in Toombs County’s final run. Megan Dukes and Kierra Williams also had base hits.