Coahulla Creek High School Colts

September 18, 2013

Prep roundup: Injured player brings good vibes to Dalton High softball

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Northwest Whitfield 3, LaFayette 1: With Northwest trailing 1-0 and down to its final out, Colbie Thomas’ bases-loaded triple put the Lady Bruins on top and they held on for a Sub-region 7B-4A win on the road.

Thomas came to the plate for Northwest (22-3, 6-1) after Macy Weeks singled and stole second, Kylee Ward walked — Shelby Ralston came in to pinch-run for her — and Alyssa Ward reached on an infield hit. Those three at-bats sandwiched Northwest’s first two outs of the inning.

Thomas’ triple was the senior’s only hit of the night and one of just six for Northwest.

“She’s pretty good at blocking it out and realizing you need to get it done,” Northwest coach Jason Brooker said. “It doesn’t matter what happened before.”

Alyssa Ward finished 3-for-3, Weeks was 2-for-3 and BriLeigh Baggett avoided a hard-luck loss thanks to Thomas’ timeliness.

Baggett picked up a complete-game win after allowing five hits and a walk while striking out eight. LaFayette’s run was unearned.

Coahulla Creek 6, North Murray 1: The Lady Colts (16-6, 7-3 Region 5-3A) took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning and beat the Lady Mountaineers (7-13, 4-5) for the second straight day.

Coahulla Creek’s Madeleine Kalafut finished 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI, Shelbe Dilbeck was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Sydney Wilson finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Dilbeck pitched all seven innings, striking out seven and allowing one run off 10 hits.

“We did a good job of getting out of jams,” Coahulla Creek coach Josh Swiney said. “The defense did well tonight. Shelbe pitched well, but the defense played great behind her.”

Baylee Sutton finished 3-for-3 with a double and the lone RBI for the Lady Mountaineers, while Amber Bandy was 2-for-4 and Kaitlin Epps was 2-for-3 with a double.

“We spotted them four in the first inning,” North Murray coach Steve Granger said. “If we can hold them to no runs in the first inning, then our mentality changes.”

Darlington 5, Christian Heritage 0: Erin Leonard pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings in relief for Christian Heritage, but Darlington’s early runs were enough for the Lady Tigers to take a Sub-region 6A-A victory at Heritage Point in Dalton.

Leonard allowed two hits while striking out three, while teammate Hannah Heath was 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple. However, Christian Heritage (7-13, 0-6) left runners in scoring position in three innings.

“We are playing better,” Christian Heritage coach Mike Leonard said. “We just needed to have a timely hit there to stay with them.”

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