Megan Dukes, Courtney Moore, Amanda Powell and Taylor Thompson were all honored on Toombs County high School’s Senior Day for the Lady Bulldog softball team and then the girls went out with their teammates and won their fourth straight game. The Lady Bulldogs also scored 10 or more runs for the fourth straight time in a 17-2 three inning win over Montgomery County. 2016 slideshow
Moore. Powell and Thompson all hit deep drives to the fence with the wind blowing in.
Megan, Courtney, Amanda and Taylor through the years
Pitchers Duel -Thompson vs. Lawrence
Never has a 6-0 softball score been more misleading than J.R. Trippe defeating Toombs County Middle School by that same score in Vidalia. Neither team had a hit until the bottom of the sixth when the Lady Chiefs Jolie Busch broke up the double no-hitter with a leadoff single to left field. Trippe stroked four more hits- three singles and a double and scored all of the game’s runs in that frame. Over 16,000 people have watched this video.
The pitching match up that made this double-gem possible was TCMS’s Taylor Thompson versus Trippe’s lefty Rebekah Lawrence. Thompson struck out two and got plenty of help from her defense which did not make an error until the sixth. TCMS also turned two double plays and Thompson faced the minimum three batters in four of the first five innings.
Lawrence walked three batters in the first two innings. Brittney Beckum walked in the first inning, stole second and when a throw got away she tried to score but was out at the plate. Courtney Moore and Bailey Mixon each walked to lead off the second. However, they were left at second and third as Lawrence struck out the side. In all Lawrence retired 13 straight batters until Beckum, who laid down a bunt down the third base line, reached on an error in the sixth. Lawrence pitched a no-hitter with a dozen strikeouts.