Houston County edges Lee County – stands alone at top

Both Lee County and Houston County entered their matchup Thursday 1-0 in Region 1-AAAAAA.

Now it’s 2-0 for the Lady Bears, 1-1 for the Lady Trojans. Houston County secured the 3-2 win with two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth. Lee County scored one in the sixth and one in the seventh – also had the tying run on third and go-ahead run on second, as aided by back-to-back-to-back walks.

Lauren Ross’ single drove in the aforementioned first two runs – scoring Alice Thomas and Madi Campbell, both of which had singled to start the inning.

A leadoff walk to Olivia Brown – replaced by pinch runner Dejah Dunn – coupled with a sacrifice fly and an error led to the Lady Bears’ third run.

Houston County just out-hit Lee County 4-3.

Thomas had two of those in three trips to the plate. Campbell had one and Ross the other.

Rylee Lamb threw six and two-thirds for the Lady Bears. She gave up the hits, runs, struck out three and walked five.

Brown worked the final third. She walked two.

Houston County was faced by Abby Hughes who threw six innings. She struck out 10 and walked one.

 

Elsewhere, Perry rolled past Howard 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 2-AAAA as a result, 11-4 overall. The Lady Huskies fell to 1-3, 9-6.