Toombs Lady Bulldogs Win 4 Of 5
Courtesy of TCHS
It was busy week for the Toombs County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team. They took on Long County on Wednesday, Tattnall County on Thursday, West Laurens on Friday and then played South Effingham and Harlem on Saturday. Toombs picked up wins in four of those five games, with the only loss coming to South Effingham. That moves TCHS to 4-3 on the year. vs. Long
With a remarkable performance on the mound, Shay Stringer powered Toombs County Softball to a dominant 8-0 win against Long County this Wednesday. Delivering 10 strikeouts as the starting pitcher, Stringer conceded just one hit and zero runs across five innings, only allowing four walks throughout the game.
The Lady Dawgs’ victory was started by a spectacular third inning that witnessed five runs. Nora Grace Mercer’s single brought in two runs, while Casey Cantwell’s double added another two. Stringer, not just content with her pitching prowess, also contributed by grounding out to score a run.
On the offensive front, Kassidy Brantley, Natalie Quintero, Mercer, Emerson Powell, Mishi Smith, Aniston Powell, and Cantwell each secured a hit for the team. Mercer and Cantwell each brought in two runs apiece for Toombs.
In the field, the Bulldogs showcased their defensive expertise by maintaining a clean slate without any errors. Elly Haygood was particularly active, engaging with 10 chances.
The Lady Dawgs of Toombs County showcased their prowess in a commanding game against Tattnall County, securing a 10-1 region win on Thursday afternoon.
Right from the outset, the Lady Dawgs set the tone by racking up 5 runs in the top of the first inning. Nora Grace Mercer, Emerson Powell, Casey Cantwell, Shay Stringer, Natalie Quintero, Kassidy Brantley, and Aniston Powell all made significant contributions.
Their momentum continued into the top of the third inning, where they added another 4 runs. This surge saw contributions from Autumn Jarriel, Mercer, E. Powell, Cantwell, and Stringer.
On the offensive front, Cantwell emerged as the star player, boasting a 2-for-3 day at the plate, including a double, a single, and a walk. She also capitalized on an opponent’s error. Demonstrating her versatility, she further shone in the pitcher’s circle, registering 7 strikeouts without allowing a single walk.
The emphatic 10-1 victory stands as a testament to the Lady Dawgs’ commendable effort on the field. vs. W. Laurens
On Friday, the Lady Dawgs faced off against West Laurens in the 280 Invitational, clinching a decisive 4-0 victory. Shay Stringer and Kassidy Brantley led the team’s efforts, both registering a 2-for-3 performance on the night. Additionally, Shay showcased her prowess in the circle, recording an impressive nine strikeouts for the Dawgs.
Toombs started their scoring spree in the bottom of the second inning. After Stringer’s single, Natalie Quintero sacrificed to advance Stringer to second. Subsequently, Kassidy’s single drove in the first run of the game. The momentum continued in the third inning as the Lady Dawgs added three more runs to their total to make the score 4-0. Singles by Casey Cantwell and Stringer would set the stage, followed by Quintero’s sacrifice fly that would also add a run. Brantley would also add a timely single, bringing in another run.
Throughout the game, West Laurens struggled to get anything going, largely due to Stringer’s formidable pitching, which accounted for nine strikeouts. With their defense holding strong and the offense capitalizing on opportunities, the Lady Dawgs maintained their lead, defeating the Raiders 4-0. vs. S. Effingham
The only loss of the week came on Saturday morning against the Lady Mustangs of South Effingham. The Mustangs put three runs on the board in the top of the first inning and never looked back. They added one more run in the fifth inning and then closed out the game with four in the top of the sixth inning.
That gave Toombs the 8-0 loss to the Mustangs. vs. Harlem
Toombs bounced back later in the day as they battled against the Harlem Lady Bulldogs. Toombs fought their way to a one-run win, 4-3.
Harlem took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning, and added a run in the second inning to lead the game 2-0.
In the bottom of the third inning TCHS came back with three runs to jump ahead of Harlem, 3-2.
Harlem tied the game with a run in the top of the fifth inning at 3-3, but in the bottom of the seventh, and final inning, Toombs plated the game winning run, winning the game, 4-3.
This week Toombs was at Appling County on Tuesday after presstime. They will be back in action on Thursday as they host rival Vidalia at 6:00 p.m.