Eagles hold off Panthers

The throw to Appalachian’s Sophie Latta beats Cleveland’s Makenna Hayes to first base. -Mandy Moore

The throw to Appalachian’s Sophie Latta beats Cleveland’s Makenna Hayes to first base. -Mandy Moore

Appalachian

The Lady Eagles held off a seventh inning Cleveland rally to beat the Lady Panthers 13-11. Cleveland started the game with 3 runs in their first at bat, but Appalachian answered with 3 runs in the bottom of the second. With 1 run in the third and another in the top of the fourth, the Panthers were up 5-3.

Appalachian erased that lead with 5 runs in the bottom half of the fourth. The Eagles added to their lead with 3 more runs in the fifth. In the top of the sixth, the Panthers started to claw their way back into the game, scoring 3 runs for a score of 8-11. Appalachian got 2 of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning to extend their lead to 13-8.

With two outs and runners on first and second in the top of the seventh, Patelyn Battles drove the ball over the fence for her second three-run homer of the game to put the Panthers within 2. The Panthers couldn’t get another runner home, falling 11-13.

Cleveland’s Patelyn Battles delivers against Appalachian. -Mandy Moore

Cleveland’s Patelyn Battles delivers against Appalachian. -Mandy Moore

Cleveland out hit Appalachian 14-9, but had six errors in the game. The Eagles had three errors. Sara Metcalf got the win for the Eagles. She gave up 11 hits and eight runs over five and two-thirds innings. Graci McGuire threw one and a third innings in relief. She allowed three runs on three hits. Battles pitched five innings in the loss. She gave up 10 runs on eight hits. Savana Delgado pitched one inning in relief and allowed one hit and three runs.

Ashley Peek led the Eagles at the plate with three hits, one run, and two RBIs. Metcalf finished with two hits, one run, and three RBIs; Stormy Stidham scored one run and knocked one run in; Sophie Latta had a hit; Kaylan Martin had one hit, one run, and three RBIs; McGuire scored one run; Kaden Gilliland had one hit, one run, and one RBI; Trinity Day finished with one hit and four runs; and Dalys Day scored two runs.

For the Panthers, Emma Thomas had four hits, three runs, and one RBI to lead the team. Bailey Marsh totaled three hits and scored twice while Battles finished with two hits (both home runs) and seven RBIs. Tori Lind recorded two hits, one run, and one RBI; Savana Delgado had one hit and one RBI; and Ella Thomas finished with one hit.

Southeastern

The Lady Mustangs went 1-3 last week. The week started with a 1-run loss at Sumiton Christian and ended Saturday with losses to Douglas and Ohatchee and a win over the J.B. Pennington Tigers.

Against Sumiton Christian, the Mustangs scored 1 run in the first and 3 in the third for an early 4-2 lead. But, Sumiton Christian went up by 2 after a 4-run fourth. Southeastern tied it up in the top of the fifth, but gave up 1 run to Sumiton Christian in the bottom of sixth giving them the 6-5 win.

Sydni Carpenter led the Mustangs at the plate with three hits and three runs. Emilee Hamilton and Sara Miller both finished with two hits and three RBIs with Hamilton also scoring two runs; Dallas Moon had one hit and one run; and Natalie Ganus and Liliana Cassidy both finished with one hit. Sara Miller started in the circle for the Mustangs. She lasted two innings, allowing two runs on one hit with three strike outs and four walks. Moon pitched the final four innings, surrendering five runs on five hits while striking out two and walking six.

Southeastern fell behind early against Douglas and couldn’t recover, losing 1-14. The Mustangs’ lone run came in the bottom of the second inning on Miller’s home run. Southeastern recorded two more hits in the game. Ganus had one and Cassidy had the other. Miller pitched four innings giving up 11 runs on 10 hits. Ansley Spitzer pitched one inning in relief.

Against Ohatchee, the Mustangs struggled at the plate through the first four innings, falling behind 0-13. In the bottom of the fifth, Southeastern finally got their offense going, scoring 6 runs. Singles by Freeman and Emory Hall, a walk by Carpenter, and a triple by Hamilton contributed to the big inning. But, it wasn’t enough with the Mustangs falling 6-13.

Moon, Spitzer, and Ganus each had two hits and scored one run while Miller finished with two hits; Carpenter finished with one hit, one run, and one RBI; Hamilton had one hit and two RBIs; Mackenzie Hughes had one hit; Freeman and Emory Hall both had one hit and one RBI; and Cassidy scored one run.

In the game with Pennington, Southeastern jumped out to an early 6-2 lead and held on for a 7-3 win. Carpenter drove in 1 run in Southeastern’s first at bat and they pulled away for good with 5 runs in the second inning. Moon doubled on a 1-2 count to score 2 runs, Hamilton doubled on a 0-1 count to score 1 run, and Miller singled on a 1-0 count to score the fifth run of the inning. Southeastern’s other run came in the fourth.

The Lady Tigers scored 2 of their runs in the second inning and another run in the fourth. In the second, Madison Chappell doubled on a line drive to center field scoring Raegan Blackwood and Katie Chambers. Regan Whitehead drove in Summer Hawkins for Pennington’s final run of the game.

Carpenter and Miller both led the Mustangs at the plate with two hits. Carpenter had two runs and one RBI and Miller had one RBI. Moon finished with one hit and two RBIs, Ella Hall had one hit and one run; Hamilton had one hit, one run, and one RBI; and Freeman, Ava Wilson, and Emma Hall each scored one run. Moon pitched all four innings, allowing three runs on nine hits. She struck out six and walked one.

For the Tigers, Hawkins and E.J. Cornelius both recorded two hits with Hawkins also scoring one run. Whitehead finished with one hit and one RBI; Montana Martinez had one hit; Blackwood and Chambers each had one hit and scored one run; and Chappell finished with one hit and two RBIs. Martinez was in the circle for the Tigers. She allowed seven runs on seven hits.

J.B. Pennington

The Lady Tigers started last week with a 7-run loss to Douglas, but bounced back the following afternoon with a 6-run win over Susan Moore. On Saturday, they fell to Douglas, Ohatchee, and Southeastern.

In the 3-10 loss to Douglas, Pennington fell behind early and couldn’t come back. Lola Wood led the Tigers at the plate with three hits and one run while Hawkins and Cornelius each finished with two hits. Hawkins scored one run and Cornelius recorded two RBIs; Whitehead had one hit and one RBI; Chambers and Josi Jones both had one hit; and Chappell scored one run.

Blackwood started in the circle for the Tigers. In two and two-thirds innings she surrendered six runs on seven hits. Jones closed the game, allowing four runs on four hits.

Against Susan Moore, the Tigers fell behind 3-0 after a big first inning by the Bulldogs. Pennington tied the score at 3-3 in the third only to see Susan Moore go up 7-3 in the fourth. The Tigers turned up the heat in the firth inning, though, scoring 5. While the Bulldogs tied the score at 8-8 in the bottom half of the inning, the Tigers never trailed again, scoring 1 in the sixth and 5 in their final at bat for a 14-8 victory.

With four hits, three runs, and one RBI, Cornelius led the Tigers at the plate. Wood, Whitehead, and Chambers each finished with three hits. Wood and Whitehead both scored two runs with Wood collecting one RBI and Whitehead collecting two. Chambers recorded four RBIs and scored one run. Jones had two hits, two runs, and two RBIs; Allie Weaver had two hits and one run; Chappell had two hits, one run, and two RBIs; Hawkins had one hit, one run, and one RBI; and Maggie Brown had one hit.

Martinez lasted just a third of the inning, giving up three runs on two hits. Jones pitched the rest of the game, allowing five runs on seven hits. Kierra Evatt got the start for the Bulldogs. Through seven innings, she surrendered 14 runs on 11 hits.

Karleigh Allison and Charley Walker led the Bulldogs at the plate with three hits and two runs. Walker knocked in two runs while Allison knocked in one. Kaylee Harless finished with one hit, one run, and one RBI; Evatt had one hit and two RBIs; Anna LaRue had one hit and one RBI; Kenzi Mitchell had one hit and scored one run; and Safari Sissom scored two runs.

On Saturday, the Tigers dropped games to Douglas, 1-11, and Ohatchee, 7-8. Against Douglas, Hawkins and Chappell had the Tigers’ only hits. Hawkins led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, and Chappell’s fifth inning double scored Chambers for the lone Tiger run of the game. Maggie Adams got the start. In six innings of work, she allowed 11 runs on 13 hits.

Against Ohatchee, the Tigers finished with more hits, but lost the lead late. The Tigers opened the game with 4 runs. Cornelius, Whitehead, and Jones all went deep in the first inning. Jones started in the circle and pitched the complete game. She allowed eight runs on 12 hits.

The Tigers totaled 14 hits in the game with Cornelius and Brown leading the way with three hits apiece. Brown added three RBIs while Cornelius scored once and and knocked one run in. Both Jones and Chappell finished with two hits. Jones also scored twice and knocked one run in. Hawkins had one hit; Wood and Macy Smith each had one hit and scored one run; Whitehead had one hit, one run, and two RBIs; and Katie Smith scored once.

Hayden

Last week, the Lady Wildcats went 1-1 losing 3-9 to West Point and topping Fairview 12-2. Against West Point, Hayden fell behind 0-3 in the first inning and couldn’t get any runs on the board until the top of the fifth when Halie Pavolini scored on Gabby Knighten’s double. Hayden’s other 2 runs came in the sixth.

Knighten led the Wildcats at the plate with three hits and one RBI. Both Pavolini and Payton Hill finished with two hits. Pavolini also scored once and knocked in two runs. Kiley Weston, Taylor Arledge, and Gracie Butler each had one hit; Katie Ann Sawyer scored one run; and Chloe Watts finished with one hit and one run.

Jordan Plan pitched five innings for the Wildcats. She allowed six runs on six hits. H. Davidson closed the game, giving up three runs on three hits in one inning of work.

On Friday against Fairview, Hayden started the game with 2 runs in their first at bat to take the lead. They added 6 in the third and 4 in the fourth on their way to a 12-2 victory.

Weston and Hill both had three hits, two runs, and two RBIs for the Wildcats. One of Weston’s hits was a two-run homer in the third. Allie Brown finished with two hits, two runs, and five RBIs on a triple in the third inning and a home run in the fourth. Knighten and Butler also recorded two hits with Butler knocking one run in. Sawyer scored once and knocked one run in.

Knighten got the start for the Wildcats. Through four innings, she allowed six hits and two runs.

Oneonta

On Saturday, the Lady Redskins traveled for two games with North Sand Mountain and one game against Athens Bible. They split the games with North Sand Mountain and beat Athens Bible by 1.

In the first game with North Sand Mountain, Oneonta scored 1 in the fourth and 2 in the fifth to win 3-2. Ashtyn Sligh got the win for the Redskins. Through six innings, she gave up two runs and struck out 11.

Sligh and Kearstin Wilson led the Redskins at the plate with two hits and one RBI each. Mattie Jackson finished with one hit and one run while Taylor Cline and Leah Watkins both finished with one hit. Tennley Johnson scored one.

Up next was Athens Bible. Oneonta fell behind 4-6, but came back with 3 runs in the third for the 7-6 victory. Watkins started in the circle for the Redskins. She pitched one and a third innings, allowing six runs on four hits. Sligh closed the game. She allow no hits or runs.

Wilson once again finished with two hits to lead Oneonta at the plate. She also knocked two runs in. Johnson recorded two hits and one RBI; Watkins finished with one hit and one run; Cline had one hit and two runs; White had one hit, one run, and one RBI; and Maddie Gargus scored one run and knocked one run in.

Oneonta’s day ended with a 1-2 loss to North Sand Mountain. The lone Redskin run of the game came in Oneonta’s first at bat when Sligh scored on Gracyn Clifton’s single. The only other hit for the Redskins was a double off the bat of Johnson. Sligh pitched all seven innings, allowing two runs on one hit while striking out eight.

Susan Moore

The Lady Bulldogs closed out their week with a 16-6 win on the road at Vinemont. Susan Moore took control of the game with 8 runs in the first two innings and held off a late rally by the Eagles to secure the victory.

Susan Moore collected 13 hits in the game. Sissom and Walker both finished with four hits to lead the Bulldogs at the plate. Sissom scored five runs and knocked in four runs while Walker scored four runs and knocked in one. Allison finished with two hits and four runs; Felicity Witt had two hits, one run, and three RBIs; Alexia Mollina had one hit, one run, and four RBIs; K. Mitchell had one RBI; Evatt had one hit and one RBI; and LaRue had one hit and one run.

Evatt got the win for the Bulldogs. Through six innings of work, she allowed six runs on eight hits.