Toombs Wins 4 Games
It has been a busy last week for the Lady Bulldogs softball team of Toombs County High School. The Bulldogs fell to the #1 ranked Indians of Vidalia last Tuesday at home, and then bounced back taking their next four games by a total score of 30-4.
The Indians picked up a run in the top of the first inning to take the early lead. In the bottom of the second inning Ziahya Griffin picked up a hit for Toombs, and was moved over to second by a bunt by Casey Cantwell. Shay Stinger also got on base, but a stikeout ended the TCHS threat. Vidalia added three more runs in the top of the third inning after loading the bases. One more run in the top of the fourth inning put the Indians on top 5-0. VHS posted one more run in the sixth inning as they took the win, 6-0, over the Lady Bulldogs.
Up next was Wheeler County at home on Wednesday. Toombs got it turned around as they got the win. Toombs led the game 2-0 after the second inning. Wheeler closed the lead to 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning, but Toombs answered with two more runs in the bottom half of the frame to take a 4-1 lead.
Wheeler did manage to get a run in the top of the seventh inning, but Toombs held on to win the game 4-2 over Wheeler. Toombs was led by Nora Grace Mercer with 2 RBI's in the game. vs. Swainsboro
Up next were the Tigers of Swainsboro on Thursday at home. Swainsboro took the lead in the top of the second inning as they scored one run. In the bottom of the inning Arlie Gooden tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI single through the right side. Kassidy Brantley put TCHS up 2-1 with an RBI double. Toombs added a run in the third inning to take a 3-1 lead over the Tigers. They continued to push that lead on their way to a 9-1 Region win.
vs. Treutlen Game 1
In the first game of a double header on Monday of this week against the Treutlen Vikings, Krista Cantwell threw a no hitter to give the Bulldogs a win.
Toombs scored five runs in the fourth inning to jump ahead, and then added three more in the fifth inning to take the win, 8-0 over Treutlen. Casey Cantwell led the way at the plate with 3 RBI's and Krista Cantwell had 2 RBI's.
In the second game of the double header Toombs jumped out with three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take the early lead. Treutlen scored their only run of the game in the top of the second inning. Toombs answered in the third inning to make the score 4-1. Toombs added a run in the fourth and then four more in the fifth inning on the way to a 9-1 victory. This week Toombs hosted Bacon County on Tuesday after presstime, will be at East Laurens on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and will host Jeff Davis on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.