Lady Bulldogs split two games

by | September 11, 2018 4:24 pm

by RON WEATHERFORD
   The Lady Bulldog softball team split the two games played last week, losing to East Laurens while defeating Portal in a region match-up.
   Wednesday, ECI traveled to Laurens County for a rematch game with East Laurens.
   The game was a pitchers’ duel for 5 innings. Zera Edenfield and Rebecca Fordham were the only players from either team to reach second base during the first five innings.
   In the top of the sixth, Taylor Radford reached on an error to lead off the inning. Taylor scored after a sac bunt by Edenfield and a single by Alana Hooks to put the Bulldogs up 1-0.
   The lead didn’t last long as the Falcons put two runs in the scorebook in the top of the inning to take a 2-1 lead.
   The Bulldogs went down 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh to end the game, losing a close one 2-1.
   Alana Hooks got two of the Bulldogs’ 5 hits during the game to lead ECI at the plate.
   Emile Tabor pitched for ECI, allowing just 4 hits during her 6 innings of work.
   Thursday, the Lady Dawgs got back to region play on the road to take on Portal.
   ECI run-ruled the Panthers in five innings 12-2 to remain undefeated in region.
   Taylor Radford led off the game with a double and the rout was on as the Bulldogs scored 5 in the first inning, 2 in the second inning and added 4 more in the third to lead 11-2 after three innings.
   Portal’s only runs came in the bottom of the first inning after a leadoff triple, an error and single.
   The Bulldogs pounded out 15 hits during the contest. Jada Downer led the hit parade going 4-4 with a double. Other Bulldogs with multiple hits were Baylee Moseley 3-3, Alana Hooks 3-4,  and Zera Edenfield 2-4.
   Zera Edenfield toed the rubber for the five innings, scattering 5 hits while striking out 5 Panthers.
   The Bulldogs had a make-up game on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with Montgomery County in Mt. Vernon.
   Wednesday, Sept. 5, they are hosting Jenkins High School from Savannah and Thursday, their neighbors across the river, the Jenkins County Eagles, come to Twin City.
   Results from the three games will be in next week’s edition of The Forest-Blade.

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