The Softball Complex next to Upson-Lee High School has been packed nearly everyday over the last couple of weeks, as hundreds of young ladies take the fields for their 2014 Recreation League softball season. Here is a look at some recent action:
8 & Under-
Glitter Chicks: 12
The Glitter Chicks and Angels battled in a classic come from behind victory contest. Even though Mallorie Lindsey tallied three hits, three runs scored, and two RBI, for the Angels, the Glitter Chicks scored six runs in the last inning to earn the 12-11 victory.
The Angels erupted with three runs in the first inning. Jillian Gassman ripped a triple to start the game followed by a RBI single from Hailey Schoppe and a RBI double from Mallorie Lindsey. Lindsey later came home to score in the inning on a fielding error by the Glitter Chicks. The Angels took a 4-0 lead in the second innings with a triple from Lindsey Eldridge and a RBI base hit from Rilyn Garner.
The two teams went back and forth with runs scored over the next three innings, with the Angels holding an 11-6 lead as the two teams headed into the bottom of the fifth inning. The Glitter Chick exploded for six runs on eight hits in the inning. Jecareya Neal had the game winning double to give the Glitter Chicks the 12-11 victory.
Neal paced the Glitter Chicks with a triple, double, and single in the victory. Abby Wright added three hits and a run scored, while Taylor Snipes finished with two hits and three runs scored. Lizzy Jordan, Jacey Jones, and Keen Chaney each contributed with two hits, while Kady Thiel, Lauren Jenkins, and Chloe Sollenberger each chipped in with one hit in the victory.
Mallorie Lindsey led the way for the Angels with three hits, two RBI, and three runs scored. Jillian Gassman, Hailey Schoppe, Lindsey Eldridge, and Rilyn Garner all collected three hits in the contest, while Abby Patterson, Sierra Lewis, and Madison Brundadge all chipped in with one hit in the loss.
Lady Dawgs: 6
Glitter Chicks: 1
The Lady Dawgs scored four runs in the third inning on their way to a 6-1 victory over the Glitter Chicks. The Lady Dawgs scored twice in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. Makaila Waldrop belted a two-run triple, scoring Brinkli Rakestraw and Jayme Carrol to put the Lady Dawgs on top.
In the third inning the Glitter Chicks put their only run on the board. After Jecareya Neal led the inning off with a triple, Abby Wright drove her home with a RBI single. In their half of the fourth inning, the Lady Dawgs put four more runs on the board with six straight hits, sealing their 6-1 victory.
Makaila Waldrop led the way for the Lady Dawgs with two hits, a run scored and two RBI. Jayme Carroll and Brinkli Rakestraw each tallied two hits ans scored two runs, while Addison Bell, Ellie Watson, Rielyn Freeman, Isabelle Kallis, and Jamya Marshall all chipped in with one hit each.
Neal and Wright both led the Glitter Chicks with two hits each, while Kady Thiel added the Glitter Chicks other hit in the game.
10 & Under-
Wampas Cats: 7
The Intensity scored three runs in the third inning to break a 7-7 tie and defeat the Wampas Cats by a 10-7 score. The Intensity only managed three hits in the game, but took advantage of walks and errors to score 10 runs, which led to victory.
Zaria Childs belted a double and scored a run, along with a double from Sage Rhodes to lead the Intensity. A’Nyiya Underwood also chipped in with a hit and run scored in the victory.
Sarah Eldridge paced the Wampas Cats with a triple and three RBI in defeat.
Wampas Cats: 10
Alley Cats: 8
In the battle of the furry felines, the Wampas Cats outlasted the Alley Cats in a 10-8 victory. A big extra base hit from Lauren McDaniel and two base hits from Temesha Skelton led the Wampas Cats to victory. McDaniel delivered a RBI triple, while Skelton added two hits an a run scored. Sydney Parker added a RBI in the victory.
Alyssa Casteel paced the Alley Cats with two hits, a RBI single and a triple, while Madlyn Duncan finished with two hits and a run scored in the loss.
12 & Under-
The Warriors scored five runs in the first inning on their way to an 11-6 victory over the Chaos. Haley Ellerbee and Anna Kelly each tallied RBI base hits in the first inning for the Warriors.
Chaos rallied to score four runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning. All four runs were unearned with the Warriors issuing four walks, two errors, and a wild pitch.
The Warriors sealed their victory with the help of three singles and a double in the second inning. Maddie Cummings, McKenzie Smith, and Kamya Rockemore each tallied singles, while Haley Ellerbee added two RBI and a double in the inning.
McKenzie Smith added an inside-the-park homer run in the third inning, giving the Warriors an 11-4 lead. Kolleen King added a RBI single for Chaos in the third inning, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Warriors.
Slaughter House: 10
The Punishers got a two-run double from Maliya Howard, and took advantage of two walks and an error to score four runs in the first inning, taking a 4-0 lead. However, Slaughter House added five runs of their own in the bottom of the first inning, the big blow in the inning coming off the bat of Kara Beth Neighbors with an RBI double.
Slaughter House added three runs in the second inning, with Susie Mast blasting an inside-the-park homer, giving Slaughter House an 8-4 lead. The Punishers’ Bright Williams drew a walk and scored on an error in the third inning, but Slaughter House answered back with base hits from Rebbecca Graham and Neighbors, both scoring in the inning.
The Punishers added three runs in the fourth inning on two walks, two errors, and a passed ball, but the Slaughter House held on for the 10-8 victory.
Wes McCard can be contacted at (706) 647-5414 or on Twitter @WesMc21