Toombs County softball opens home schedule with a pair of wins over Claxton

Lauren Hattaway tags out a runner at third base
Gary Adams signals out at third base

The Toombs County Lady Bulldog softball team opened their home schedule with with a doubleheader sweep of Claxton. The junior varsity won 18-13 and the varsity followed with an 8-0 victory in five innings.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 3-0 which also includes a 11-3 season-opening win at Treutlen on Tuesday.

Lauren Hattaway

Freshman Lauren Hattaway making her first varsity start in the circle pitched all five innings and allowed only two hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Of her 58 pitches, 38 were strikes. Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs had 10 hits and Rilyn Fitzgerald led the way with a 3-for-3 game with a RBI and a run scored.

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Lexi Martin ends the game with a two-run single

Lexi Martin (2-for-3 with three RBI) drove in the first run of the game in the second inning. In a long at bat- in which she just missed hitting the ball fair down the right field line twice and to left several times- she wound up with a single to her right of second base. Martin ended the game early with a two-run single with the bases loaded.

Riley Lumley fields a grounder at short

Amya Bullard went 2-for-2, Riley Lumley 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored, K.K. Mobley went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and Jesslyn Smith 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

In the win over Treutlen the Lady Bulldogs stroked 13 hits. Lumley went 2-for-4 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored, Mobley 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored, Ziah Griffin 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, a RBI and two runs scored, Lily Mosley 2-for-2 with two walks, Fitzgerald 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored, Krista Cantwell 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored and Bullard 1-for-4.

In the circle Cantwell pitched all six innings and six hits, three earned runs with two strikeouts and no walks. An amazing 37 of her 49 pitches were strikes. 

Krista Cantwell

In the junior varsity game rallied from a 5-0 deficit to win. Cantwell settled the game down in the circle by pitching the final four innings.

Emma Salter catches a ball in center field