Lady Dogs Pick Up Two
The Toombs County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team played three games last week. They took on East Laurens on Tuesday, hosted Dublin on Wednesday and then hosted rival Vidalia on Thursday. Toombs won two of the three games, losing only to #1 ranked Vidalia.
TCHS vs. E. Laurens
Both pitching staffs had their hands full on Tuesday in a high-scoring affair where Toombs bested East Laurens, 12-8. TCHS got things started in the first inning with three runs in the top of the frame. The Falcons answered with one run in the bottom of the frame and then added another in the second to close the lead to 3-2. Both teams scored three runs in the fourth inning to make the score 6-5. Toombs broke the game open in the top of the fifth inning as they put five runs on the board to take an 11-5 lead. East Laurens score two in the fifth and another in the sixth, but TCHS held on to take the win, 12-8.
Toombs was led by Krista Cantwell, Lauren Hattaway, K K Mobley, and Zia Griffin, all driving in runs for the Bulldogs.
Cantwell pitched Toombs to the victory. She surrendered six runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out four. Arlie Gooden threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
TCHS vs. Dublin
Toombs had no problems with Dublin at home on Wednesday. Toombs blasted out 12 runs in the bottom of the first inning, and then added five more in the second as they led 17-0. Dublin did get a run in the top of the third inning, but Toombs took the win by the run rule, 17-1. Arlie Gooden led TCHS with three RBI's.
TCHS vs. Vidalia
Toombs hosted the #1 team in the state in AA on Thursday, and it was a tough go for the Bulldogs. Cantwell was in the circle for the Bulldogs and held the Indians to just one run in the top of the first inning. Vidalia started to get the bats going in the second inning as they added three runs to take a 4-0 lead over Toombs.
Kassidy Brantley led off with a single in the bottom of the second inning and then another solid single put runners at the corners for the Bulldogs. VHS tried to throw out Riley Lumley stealing second, and Brantley came in to score on the play, making the score 4-1 heading to the third inning.
Vidalia had a big third inning, including a two-run home run. By the end of the top of the third the Indians were leading 8-1. VHS added one more run in the fourth inning on their way to a 9-1 win over Toombs. Toombs was at Swainsboro on Tuesday of this week after presstime, and will be back in action at home on Wednesday again against Swainsboro at 5:30 p.m., and then on Thursday they will host Bacon County at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday they will take part in the Jeff Davis Tournament and play against Bulloch Academy and Brooks County.