Lady Dogs Get 2 Wins
The Toombs County High school Bulldogs softball team got their season underway last week as they took part in the Tattnall County Tournament. TCHS faced off with Pinewood Christian Academy in their first game and then took on Richmond Hill in the second game of the event. Toombs had a good showing as they won both games. Toombs was back in action on Monday of this week against Bryan County and picked up their first loss of the season.
TCHS vs. Pinewood
Lady Dogs softball nabbed the lead late in the game in an 8-7 victory over Pinewood on Saturday.
The game started with Pinewood putting four runs on the board in the top of the first inning to take the early lead, but Toombs rallied in the bottom of the frame and plated six runs to jump ahead, 6-4. Pinewood went back on top in the top of the third inning with three more runs, to lead 7-6, but TCHS again answered as they tied the game at 7-7 on a hit by Riley Lumley.
The game was tied at seven with TCHS batting in the bottom of the fourth when Aniston Powell singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, which put the Bulldogs on top 8-7. Casey Cantwell earned the victory on the rubber for Toombs. Cantwell went five innings, allowing seven runs on 11 hits, striking out five and walking one. TCHS had 11 hits in the game. Powell, Cantwell, Brantley, and Lumley all collected multiple hits.
TCHS vs. RH
Toombs had a much easier time in the second game of the tournament as they rolled over Richmond Hill. Toombs put five runs on the board in the top of the first inning and never looked back. RH scored one run in the bottom of the second inning, but Toombs picked up two more in the top of the third as they led 7-1. Richmond closed it to 7-2 in the bottom of the inning, but Toombs added three more in the fourth and one in the fifth on the way to an 11-2 victory.
Shay Stringer pitched the Bulldogs to victory. The lefty surrendered two runs on three hits over four innings, striking out four. Cantwell threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Toombs tallied 10 hits in the game. Nora Grace Mercer, Arlie Gooden, and Brinley Miller each collected multiple hits for TCHS.
TCHS vs. Bryan
Toombs had just one less hit over the game than Bryan County did, but the hits for the Redskins came at opportune times as they plated three more runs than the Bulldogs. Bryan got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the second inning. Toombs tied it at 1-1 in the top of the third, but the Redskins answered, and took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame. Toombs again tied the game, as they picked up a run in the top of the fifth inning, but Bryan added two runs in the bottom of the fifth and then one more in the sixth to win the game 5-2 over the Bulldogs. Toombs will be back in action at Wheeler County on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and they will be at Washington County on Friday at 5:30 p.m.