TCMS Lady Bullpups come up short in third game of the season


Shortstop Harley Hester goes in to the hole to field a grounder on the backhand

The Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups softball team won their first two games of the season, over Collins and Jenkins County, by scoring a combined 34 runs. In their third game, in Lyons, the Lady Bullpups were limited to just two hits in a 4-1 loss to Glennville.

Jesslyn Smith comes in from center field
Jesslyn finishes the play with a tough catch

The Lady Bullpups did have scoring opportunities early in the game. In the first inning Ashtyn Braddy (1-for-1) reached on a single and stole a base and Harley Hester got to first on an error and stole second. However, Toombs left runners on second and third base. In the second Rebecca Herndon got on base on an error and K.K. Mobley (1-for-3) singled and stole second. Braddy  was hit by a pitch and Emma Salter walked with the bases loaded to score Herndon. But, that one run would the only run as TCMS left the bases loaded.

Right fielder Emma Salter makes a basket catch on a shallow pop up

Toombs also left a runner at second base in the third and fourth innings. Rilyn Fitzgerald walked in the third and her courtesy runner stole second and was left there. In the fourth Braddy was hit again and she stole second and went no further. In the fifth the Lady Bullpups only had one base runner. Lauren Hattaway, who walked and stole second base, was doubled up on a liner off the bat of Fitzgerald. TCMS went three up, three down in the sixth.

Ashtyn Braddy pitches a complete game

Braddy pitched all six innings and only allowed three hits and one earned run, She struck out three batters and made nine plays in and around the circle fielding grounders and catching pop-ups.

Ashtyn Braddy was busy in the circle making plays