For the first three innings of their non-region home game against Fitzgerald the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs were playing the same kind of ball they have been playing during their seven game losing streak. One of their main problems has been leaving runners in scoring position. The Lady Dawgs left runners on second and third base in both the first and second innings and by the bottom of the fifth they were trailing 4-1. However, that is when this game changed drastically. Toombs sent 12 batters to the plate and scored six runs as the girls held on to their first win in a month and a day- a 7-6 victory.
Harley Hester led off the fifth with a single. LilliAnn Pittman and Lexie Martin (2-for-4) each followed with a base hit. Martin’s single drove in her second run of the game. Rilyn Fitzgerald walked with the bases loaded, Jesslyn Smith singled to right to drive in a run, Ashtyn Braddy (2-for-4) singled to plate a Lady Dawg and Amiya Bullard walked with the bases juiced.
The Big Fifth inning
The Lady Bulldog Defense