Lady Bulldogs Improving
The Wheeler County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team picked up two wins last week to improve their record to 3-2 on the year. They lost just one game on the week, on Thursday, to Wilcox County. The two wins were over Atkinson County and Swainsboro. vs. Swainsboro
Wheeler traveled to the Lady Tigers of Swainsboro on Monday of last week. Wheeler jumped out with three runs in the top of the first inning, but Swainsboro answered with five runs in the bottom of the frame to take the lead, 5-3.
Wheeler tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the third inning, an then took the lead in the top of the fifth inning with two more runs. That put the Bulldogs up 7-5. Wheeler plated one more run in the top of the sixth inning to give them an 8-5 lead.
Swainsboro did get a run back in the bottom of the sixth inning, but that was all they could do as Wheeler won the game 8-6. vs. Atkinson
Again Wheeler took the early lead, this time with four runs in the top of the first inning. Atkinson plated one run in the bottom of the first, but another run for Wheeler in the top of the second put them on top 5-1.
Atkinson bounced back in the bottom of the second inning with five runs to take a 6-5 lead over Wheeeler. In the top of the third inning the Lady Bulldogs scored three more to go ahead, 8-6. Wheeler added one in the fourth inning, and then they plated 5 in the top of the fifth inning, putting them on top 14-6.
Atkinson scored two in the fifth and one in the seventh inning, but Wheeler added one in the sixth and another in the seventh on the way to a 16-9 victory. vs. Wilcox
Wilcox scored 2 in the top of the first inning to go ahead. Wheeler scored a run in the bottom of the second, but in the top of the third inning Wilcox added 5 more to take a 7-1 lead.
Wheeler did score two in the fifth inning, but two in the top of the sixth by Wilcox made the score 9-3. That score held as Wilcox took the win over Wheeler.
This week Wheeler hosted Dooly County on Monday and Wilkinson County came to town on Tuesday, both after presstime. The will be back in action on Wednesday at Telfair County at 6:00 p.m., host Hawkinsville on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., and the play host to Johnson County and Trinity Christian on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m.