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.
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.
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.
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.