Northside beats WRHS; VHS edges out Tift County

Seven is regarded by many in religious circles as God’s perfect number.

Not in softball circles. In particular, not if that’s the number of “errors” that show up on the boxscore.

Such was the case for Warner Robins Monday in a 13-5 loss at Northside. (Note: The Lady Eagles charted one of those as a hit.)

Two of those errors came in the first inning – there were also four hits – and helped the Lady Eagles put five runs on the board. That erased the two runs the Demonettes had scored in the first inning and marked the last time they would trail. Warner Robins did cut it to 5-4 with a pair of runs in the third, but Northside got four home in the fourth and fifth to not only pull away, but to end the ballgame.

The Lady Eagles finished with nine hits. The Demonettes had five. Deja Cheatham helped lead the first, with three in four trips to the plate. She also drove in one and scored three times. Kylie Ussery was also 2-4 with a pair of runs scored and Stephanie Ruffin 2-3 with two driven in and three scored.

Ryla Christian went 2-2 with a walk and two RBIs to lead Warner Robins, which fell to 6-12. Northside improved to 7-9.

Ussery also earned the win. She struck out three and walked five.

Elsewhere, Veterans hosted Tift County for a 5-3 win.

At first it appeared it would be a high-scoring game, as the Lady Blue Devils jumped on board with two in the first. The Lady Warhawks answered with three.

Then, however, things settled down. Tift County tied it with a run in the fourth and Veterans plated two in the fifth to bring things the scoring to a close.

Emily Myers worked six innings for the win. Madison Bussell threw one to finish out. The first gave up the Blue Devils’ four hits. She also walked one and struck out one. Bussell was perfect, including a strikeout.

The Lady Warhawks had seven hits. Four came from the No. 1-2 hitters, Jenna Thomas and Kyndall Foster. Both were 2-3 with two runs scored. Foster also had an RBI.

Also, Trinity Thiel was 1-3 with two driven in.

Veterans, the second time its beaten Tift County, improved to 8-6 while the visitor fell to 4-14.