Houston County improved its record in 1-AAAAAA Tuesday, with a 10-4 win at Coffee. The victory gave the Lady Bears the regular-season sweep over their division opponent – they edged them 6-5 back in late August. They also improved to 18-2 and won their 14th straight.
The last two innings proved to be pretty pivotal, as the score was only 1-all after one and 2-1, Houston County, after three.
The Lady Bears went up 3-1 in the top of the fifth, but the Lady Trojans plated three in the bottom half of the inning to go up 4-3. Houston County answered that with four runs in the sixth and three in the seventh.
There were 25 hits between the two of them. Fifteen belonged to the Lady Bears. (Each also stranded 10 runners.) Three went to Kendall Huelsman in four at bats. She also had a walk while driving in three and scoring once.
Alice Thomas was also 2-4 with three runs scored, Makayla Krepps 2-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored and Ansley Garland 2-4 with an RBI. Also, Olivia Brown was 2-4 with an RBI.
Heidi Woodward led Lee County. She was just 1-3 with a walk but drove in two – the most RBIs any Lady Trojans hitter accumulated.
Rylee Lamb worked seven innings. She struck out seven and walked four. Opposite her on the home side was Emily Robinson, who also went seven innings. She didn’t record a strikeout, but only walked one.
Elsewhere, Perry beat Spalding – also a regular-season sweep – on the road, 8-5.
Late innings were also the deciding factor.
The Lady Panthers went out front with two in the third and two in the fifth. The Lady Jaguars tied it in the bottom of the latter.
Perry went ahead 5-4 with a run in the sixth and then put up three insurance runs in the seventh. The first proved to be pretty important as Spalding pushed a run across in the bottom of the seventh. It also had a runner on first and third and the tying run at the plate.
With the win, Perry improved to 7-0 in 2-AAAA, 15-5 overall. (West Laurens at 5-1 is the closest competitor; and that loss was to Perry.) Spalding fell to 2-4, 6-8.
AliRae Dykes had three of the Lady Panthers’ hits 12 hits. (Spalding had 11.) She was 3-4 with five driven in and one scored.
Madison Homen pitched all seven innings. She struck out 10 and walked two.
And finally, Veterans sent Warner Robins to an early defeat. The Lady Warhawks won 23-5 in four innings – nine coming in the first inning and 12 in the fourth.
The win put them at 4-1 in 1-AAAAA, 10-8 overall. (Harris County and Thomas County Central are also 4-1.)
The Demonettes fell to 0-6, 2-15.