TCHS Lady Bullpups hit and run and win in the first round of the playoffs

The team word after their opening round victory in the region playoffs was the Toombs County Lady Bullpups didn’t play their best game in a 12-7 home victory over Claxton. However, on offense the top of the Lady Bullpups batting order did hit the ball and run the bases effectively. Leadoff hitter Ashtyn Braddy, number two hitter K.K. Mobley and number three batter Harley Hester all stroked hits and rounded the bases scoring on either inside-the-park homers or extra base hits and errors. Braddy did it twice. Because these girls can run.

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Harley Hester is on her way home after her drive to deep left field
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Ashtyn Braddy races around second base on her way to the plate

TCMS scored eight runs in the first inning to take an 8-1 lead. Braddy was hit by a pitch and scored from second base on a Mobley bunt single. Hester drove in Mobley and she scored on the same play. Emma Salter singled in a run, Amya Bullard hit a RBI grounder to first base and then Braddy came back to the plate and drove in two runs and scored on that hit to the fence in left.

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K.K. Mobley begins her run around the bases

Later in the game Lily Mosley stroked a RBI hit and Mobley smashed a drive to deep right center field and she scored on that hit.

TCMS will play host to Reidsville on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the region semifinals. The winner of the game will play on Saturday at 10 a.m. against the winner of ECI at Glennville for the region championship.

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Harley Hester started the game in the circle and was the winning pitcher
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Emma Salter worked the middle innings in the circle
Ashtyn Braddy closes the game and earns the save
Ashtyn Braddy closes the game and earns the save
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Ashtyn Braddy fields a grounder at short
Rilyn Fitzgerald punces out of the box to handle a bunt
Rilyn Fitzgerald handles a bunt
The Lady Bullpups with coaches Neal Salter and John Almond
The Lady Bullpups with coaches Neal Salter (middle) and John Almond (right) along with Jonathan Salter