Lady Bulldogs Drop Two
The Lady Bulldogs softball team of Toombs County High School dropped two games last week at home. They lost to rival Vidalia on Tuesday and then fell in a close game to Swainsboro on Thursday.
TCHS vs. VHS
Vidalia opened up a big lead in the top of the first inning aided by a couple of Toombs errors and two home runs by the Indians. VHS scored seven runs in the inning to take the early lead. VHS added three more in the second inning as they went ahead 10-0. Toombs did put runners on base in the first inning on two walks, but that was all they could get. They finally got on the board in the third inning with a run. KK Mobley led off with a triple and a wild pitch scored her. Vidalia picked up three runs in the fifth inning and held in the bottom half of the frame to win the game by the run rule, 13-1.
TCHS vs. Swainsboro
Toombs needed to get a win in this game to keep their hopes alive of taking the third spot heading into the playoffs, but they were foiled by the Tigers. In the bottom of the first inning Arlie Gooden led off with an infield single, and then Mobley moved to second on a sacrifice by Krista Cantwell. Mobley put runners at the corners with a hit and then stole second. Rilyn Fitzgerald grounded out, but a run did come in to score to put the Bulldogs on top 1-0.
Swainsboro led off with a double and the runner moved to third on a sacrifice. Swainsboro tied the game on a wild pitch at 1-1. Toombs got out of the inning to keep it tied.
In the bottom of the second inning the Bulldogs took the lead on a home run by Ziya Griffin for a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the third inning Swainsboro tied the game and took the lead on a single. They quickly increased their lead to 5-2, and by the end of the frame Toombs was trailing 6-2.
In the bottom of the third inning with Riley Lumley and Griffin on base, a hit by Kassidy Brantley closed the lead to 6-3. That was all TCHS could get though and the game went to the fourth inning with Swainsboro in front 6-3.
Swainsboro pushed the lead to 8-3 in the fourth inning. They loaded the bases, but Toombs got out of the jam with a fly out to center field.
Toombs tried to make a comeback in the game, but they fell short as they added just three more runs over the next three innings and fell to the Tigers 8-6.
TCHS is now 10-14 overall and are 5-8 in the Region. Toombs took on East Laurens on Tuesday of this week on the road after presstime and will wrap up the regular season on Wednesday of this week on the road at Bacon County at 5:45 p.m.