Lady Knights drop first region game to Woodland

Wes McCard Sports Editor

September 21, 2013

The Lady Knights took on the Lady Wolfpack from Woodland High School at the ULHS softball complex on Tuesday afternoon, and things did not end well for Upson-Lee. The Lady Knights were defeated by a 15-0 score, with Woodland scoring nine runs in the last inning. Even more upsetting than their first Region 4 loss, was the fact that their No. 1 starting pitcher senior Chelsea Wainwright was knocked out of the game after taking a line drive of of her chest in the top of the second inning.

Wainwright went down immediately, and received medical treatment on the field from trainer Stan Robinson. Trailing 1-0, the Lady Knights brought in Kaylee Ellington to pitch in relief. Upson-Lee had their chances to score with runners in scoring positions, but never got the key hits to plate the runs. It wasn’t until late in the game that Woodland put the game out of reach. Hannah Watkins and Rachel Bridges each paced the Lady Knights with two hits in the loss.

Over the past weekend, the Lady Knights earned victories over Troup County and Hardaway. The Lady Knights came back late in the game to earn a 10-8 victory in extra innings over Troup County, and score 16 runs in a 16-8 pounding over Hardaway. Montana Schug, who leads the lady Knights in batting average, runs scored, and RBI, led the Lady Knights with two hits, two runs scored, and two RBI in Upson-Lee’s victory over Troup County. Haley Nelms added two hits and two RBI, Rachel Bridges and Brianna Reveire each finished with two hits, a run scored, and a RBI, Crystal Spoon tallied a hit and RBI, Bethany Smith scored two runs and chipped in with a hit, while Taylor Thomas drew two walks and scored three runs.

The Lady Knights took on the No. 1 team in Region 4 on Thursday when Locust Grove came to town. However, the results of that game were not available by press time. Look in Tuesday’s edition of The Times for the result of the game.