TCHS Softball Splits Games
The Lady Bulldogs of Toombs County High School played one game last week against Swainsboro and then took on Effingham County on Monday of this week. The Bulldogs rolled over Swainsboro, but errors cost them in a loss to Effingham.
Toombs got the scoring started in the top of the first inning with three runs. They added a run in the top of the second inning, and one more in the third to push their lead to 5-0. Swainsboro got on the board in the bottom of the third inning with two runs to close the lead to 5-2.
Toombs plated three more in the top of the fourth inning and then got RBI’s from Nora Grace Mercer, Autumn Jarriel, and Ziahya Griffin to increase their lead to 11-2. Toombs held in the bottom of the frame to take the win by the run rule, 11-2. Mercer and Griffin led the way with 2 RBI’s each. Shay Stringer and Casey Cantwell combined in the circle to give up just three hits and strike out 12 batters.
On Monday of this week the Bulldogs battled with Effingham County at home in a close game that saw the Lady Rebels take the lead in the top of the final inning.
The Rebels got on the board first with a run in the top of the first inning to take the early lead. They added to that lead in the top of the third inning with a drive through the left side with a runner on base. That put them on top 2-0.
In the bottom of the third, though, the Bulldogs made a quick comeback. With Brinley Miller on base, Arlie Gooden hit a shot over the rightcenter fence for a tworun homerun to tie the game at 2-2. But in the top of the fourth inning, two errors led to a run for Effingham to give them back the lead, 3-2. They added one more run in the inning as they led 4-2 heading to the bottom of the fourth. Alexa Ledford picked up a hit to get things going for TCHS in the fourth. She was followed by a hit by Griffin that put two runners on base. Ledford came in to score on a hit by Casey Cantwell to close the lead to 4-3. A passed ball brought in Griffin to tie the game at 4-4, and then a sacrifice by Aniston Powell gave Toombs the lead, 5-4. In the top of the fifth inning the Rebels tied the game at 5-5. Neither team scored in the sixth inning, but in the top of the seventh inning Effingham put two runs on the board to go ahead, 7-5. They held Toombs in the bottom of that final inning to take the 7-5 win over the Bulldogs.
Toombs was back in action on Tuesday after presstime as they hosted Bacon County in a Region contest. They will play against Jeff Davis in a Region matchup on Thursday at home at 5:30 p.m.