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Two Big Wins For Toombs

Courtesy of TCHS

The Toombs County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team got two games in last week around the hurricane. They took on East Laurens on Monday of last week and then Brantley County on Tuesday. The Bulldogs picked up wins in both of those games as they improved their record to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in Region play.

Vs. E. Laurens

Casey Cantwell delivered a stellar performance on the mound, recording 12 strikeouts as the Toombs County Lady Dawgs triumphed over East Laurens with a 7-0 victory on Monday. Throughout the seven innings, Cantwell allowed only four hits and kept East Laurens scoreless while issuing just two walks.

The Lady Dawgs initiated their scoring in the second inning when Natalie Quintero hit a crucial double, bringing in the first run of the game. Both Kassidy Brantley and Quintero, along with Nora Grace Mercer, Aniston Powell, Emerson Powell, and Cantwell, each secured a hit for the Toombs County Lady Dawgs Softball team. Cantwell notably stood out in the middle of the lineup, contributing two runs batted in with a hit on day. Quintero demonstrated patience, leading Toombs County with two walks.

In total, the team showcased restraint at the plate, garnering five walks on the afternoon. Defensively, the Lady Dawgs were flawless, with no errors committed.

Vs. Brantley

In a commanding display, the Toombs County Lady Dawgs Softball team clinched a 7-1 Region victory over Brantley County on Tuesday.

The momentum started early for the Lady Dawgs, as they put three runs on the scoreboard in the first inning. Casey Cantwell’s double brought in two runs, and a single by Kassidy Brantley added another. A pivotal second inning saw the Lady Dawgs notch four runs: two off an error, one from a Cantwell’s sacrifice fly, and a solo home run to center field by Shay Stringer.

Shay Stringer shone in her role in the pitcher’s circle, limiting Brantley County to a mere four hits and a run over seven innings. She tallied eight strikeouts and gave up six walks.

With a total of 10 hits during the game, Brantley, Nora Grace Mercer, Mishi Smith, and Stringer each contributed two hits for the Lady Dawgs. Cantwell showcased her prowess in the heart of the lineup, by driving in three runs and going 1-for-2 at bat.

Toombs will be back in action on Wednesday of this week at Metter at 6:00 p.m. They will then play Tattnall County at home on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

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