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TCHS Lady Warriors’ softball update
Kirstie Collins, #1, snagging a shot before it made it out of the infield, robbing the batter of a base hit.
Kirstie Collins, #1, snagging a shot before it made it out of the infield, robbing the batter of a base hit.

The Tattnall County High School (TCHS) Lady Warriors’ softball team dropped their last two Region contests: Tattnall County at home on Thursday, August 24; and on Monday, August 28, the Lady Warriors lost to Long County, 11-7. The Lady Warriors are now (2-5) and (0-3) in Region play.

August 25 vs. Brantley County Lost (11-0)

Brantley 0 6 0 1 0 0 4

Tattnall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Leading hitters were Kirstie Collins - one single; ZaRayna Anderson one walk, one stolen base, one sacrifice bunt on the mound; Anna DeLoach pitched five innings with one strikeout; Kinslee Harold pitched two innings.

The Lady Warriors have a very young roster with only two seniors and one junior.

Long    0  0  0  6  0  0  1  4  -  11 runs 10 hits 2 errors

TCHS  3  0  1  2  0  0  1  1  -    8 runs 10 hits 1 error

Last night, Tattnall hosted Long County in a non-Region affair.  They came up short in one extra inning.

DeLoach - pitched 7-1/3 innings, 8 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts, loss

Harold - pitched 2/3 inning, 2 hits, 6 runs, 6 earned runs, 3 walks, 

Collins - 1 single, 1 run, 1 walk

Harold - 1 single, 1 double, 1 run, 2 rbi

Kiera Metzger - 1 single, 1 double, 1 rbi, 1 hit by pitch

ZaRayna Anderson - 1 double, 2 runs, 1 hit by pitch

Breanna Callaway - 1 single, 2 walks, 1 rbi

Kenzie Hinson - 1 walk, 1 sacrifice bunt

Aubrey Sikes - 1 walk

DeLoach - 1 single

Jency Thompson - 1 run

Ashlyn Bacon - 2 singles, 1 run

Bottom of the 1st inning:  Collins led off with a walk then stole 2nd base and scored on a double by Harold.  Metzger then reached on an error by the 1st baseman, which allowed Harold to score.  Anderson was hit by a pitch.  Callaway then singled to left to plate Thompson, who served as the courtesy runner for Metzger.  All of this happened before any outs were recorded and the rally stalled here.

Bottom of the 3rd inning:  The first two batters got out.  Then Anderson started a rally with a hustle double to right field and then advanced to 3rd base on a passed ball.  Callaway walked.  Hinson reached on an error, which brought Anderson in to score.

Top of the 4th inning: Tattnall changed pitchers.  Harold got two outs before they scored any runs.  All six runs were given up by Harold.  Then DeLoach came back in and struck out a batter for the third out.

Bottom of the 4th inning:  Tattnall answered back to tie the score at six. DeLoach led off with a single to center field.  Molly Thompson was the courtesy runner for DeLoach.  Ashlyn Bacon singled to center field, moving M. Thompson to 3rd base, who then scored on a passed ball, while Bacon moved up to 2nd base.  Collins reached 1st base on a slap single to the shortstop, moving Bacon to 3rd base.  Collins stole 2nd base.  Then, with two outs, Metzger doubled to left field, bringing in Bacon to tie the game at six.

Bottom of the 5th inning:  Callaway walked to lead off the inning.  Hinson laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move Callaway to 2nd base, but Tattnall could not get the run in.

Bottom of the 6th inning:  Bacon lead off with a single to center field and then stole 2nd base.  But Tattnall could not get the run in.

Top of the 7th inning:  Long County took a 7-6 lead.

Bottom of the 7th inning:  Metzger led off the inning with a hit by pitch, and Delaney DeHart courtesy ran for her.  Anderson reached on an error by the Long County defense and made it all the way to 2nd base, but, unfortunately, DeHart was thrown out advancing to 3rd base.  ZaRayna stole 3rd base on a well-executed delayed steal.  Anderson then scored to tie the game on a passed ball with two outs.  Then Hinson and Sikes both walked, but were left on base.

In high school softball, when a game goes into extra innings, the team that is hitting starts with the last batter from the previous inning on 2nd base.  Long County was able to score four runs in the top of the 8th inning.

Bottom of the 8th inning:  TCHS started with M. Thompson on 2nd base.  Tattnall started the inning with two quick outs, one of which moved M. Thompson to 3rd base.  Harold then singled to left field to bring in M. Thompson (11-8).  Metzger then singled to left field, but a comeback was not meant to be.