Toombs Plays 4 Games
It was a busy week for the Toombs County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team as they played four games. Toombs got wins in three of the four games, with the only loss coming to top 10 team Bacon County.
Toombs jumped out to a big lead in the first inning. The Tigers had scored a run in the top of the first inning, but Toombs got to work in the bottom of the frame as they scored on a single by Nora Grace Mercer, a single by Ziahya Griffin, an error, a sacrifice fly by Aniston Powell, an error, a single by Alexis Hart, and a fielder's choice by Arlie Gooden. That made the score 7-1 heading to the second inning. Swainsboro scored two in the top of the second, but TCHS answered with one in the bottom half to lead 8-3. Four more from the Bulldogs in the third inning sealed up the game. That put TCHS up 12-3. Swainsboro did score one more run in the top of the fifth inning, but Toombs won the game by the run rule, 12-4. Kassidy Brantley led TCHS with 4 RBI's with Griffin adding two more. vs. Bacon The lone loss for Toombs last week came from Bacon County. Bacon took the early lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, and added two more in the second to lead 5-0. Toombs was never able to recover from that. The Bulldogs did score a run in the top of the second inning on a ball hit by Brantley, but that was the only run that Toombs could plate in the game. Bacon took the win, 5-1, over Toombs. vs. Irwin
In a tournament in Jeff Davis on Saturday, Toombs got wins over Irwin County and over Lanier County. The first of those two came against Irwin. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, but in the top of the second Toombs appeared to take control as they put five more on the board to lead, 6-1. Irwin bounced back with four runs in the bottom of the frame to close that lead to 6-5. Toombs, however, did open it up in the top of the third inning with eight more runs. That put them on top 14-5. Toombs held on and won the game by that score in four innings. Riley Lumley and Griffin each had 3 RBI's in the game.
In the third inning Toombs jumped out to a 3-0 lead with RBI's from Brinley Miller, Alexa Ledfod and Griffin, who hit a home run. In the next inning Griffin came through again with a big hit as Toombs put four more runs on the board to push the lead to 7-0.
Neither team scored any more runs in the game as TCHS took the win, 7-0. Casey Cantwell got the win in the circle with the shutout.
This week Toombs started off on Tuesday after presstime with a beast of a game against the #2 ranked team in the state, the Yellow Jackets of Jeff Davis. On Thursday they will play East Laurens on the road at 6:00 p.m. and on Friday they will host Bryan County at 4:30 p.m.