Dalton High School Catamounts

August 11, 2013

Prep roundup: Lady Indians pick up win versus Southeast Whitfield

Murray County’s softball team won the only matchup of local teams at the Model Lady Blue Devils Classic at Alto Park in Rome, beating Southeast Whitfield 5-4 in nine innings on Saturday.

The Lady Indians (3-2) played two other games, losing 4-2 to Rockmart and 10-5 to Coosa. The Lady Raiders’ only other game was a 3-2 win versus Rockmart. Dalton’s Lady Catamounts played three games, beating Model 14-2 and Rome 9-0 but losing 2-1 to Cedartown.

In Murray County’s win versus Southeast, with the score tied 4-4 in the ninth, Shea Pendley stole home after Southeast’s catcher threw back to the pitcher following a pitch for the game-winner. Pendley also had a home run and Lindsey Dunn pitched the entire game, striking out 11 and walking seven.

For Southeast (3-3), Madison Pearson went 3-for-4 and Miranda Bates was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

In Murray County’s loss to Rockmart, Pendley went 2-or-3 with an RBI, Aubrie Osborne added an RBI and Caitlyn Sims finished 2-for-3. In the team’s loss to Coosa, Whitney Gribble hit a homer while Dunn, Osborne and Sims each went 2-for-4. Gribble finished 2-for-3.

Southeast 3, Rockmart 2: Sydney Covington finished 2-for-3 and Bates went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Kara Headrick was the winning pitcher.

“This weekend, we had a tough loss with (starting centerfielder) Cricket Wyatt out with a knee injury,” Lady Raiders coach Kelley Barton said. “She was a huge leader for us. I think we learned a lot this week.”

In Southeast’s three games from Friday, the team lost 7-5 to Armuchee and 6-1 to Chattooga but routed Coosa 12-0.

Against Coosa, Kara Hedrick pitched a four-inning, perfect game while striking out seven batters. Chaya Drury went 3-for-3. Madison Pearson and Miranda Bates went 2-for-2. Brooke Hasty and Lily Johnson went 2-for-3.

Against Armuchee, Pearson went 2-for-3. Drury, Hasty and Emily Beck each went 2-for-4. Versus Chattooga, Pearson, Lily Johnson and Beck each went 2-for-4.

• In Dalton’s win versus Model, Gabby Wright finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Haley Ledwell went 2-for-2 and Alli Swinford finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Blayne Thomason also had a two-run single in the third inning, and the Lady Cats (2-4) totaled 10 hits.

In the win versus Rome, Swinford went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Kylee Harris added two RBIs and Kerrie McKeehan had two RBIs. Dalton had eight hits, and Swinford pitched a no-hitter in her five innings, striking out four.

Despite losing to Cedartown, first-year coach Stacey Parker called it “the best game” his team has played so far.

“We went 2-4, and we were hoping to go even there,” Parker said. “I think that we grew up a lot this weekend. What I was really excited about is that we only made two errors in the last four games.”

Kylee Harris drove in the only run while Swinford pitched six innings, allowed four hits and struck out nine.

• Christian Heritage (2-3) opened its season Friday at Harlem High School’s Chick-fil-A tournament, playing two games, and played three more Saturday.

The Lady Lions beat Hephzibah 10-0, lost 14-6 to Grovetown and then fell 6-3 to Hart County.

In the win, Erin Leonard pitched a no hitter through five innings and struck out nine. She also had two RBIs on offense. Halle Poteet had an RBI triple. Hayley Jones went 2-for-3 with a double, Hannah Heath had a two-run double and Megan McKinney went 2-for-3.

Against Grovetown, Poteet and Ashlyn Clements each had RBIs, while Baleigh McAllister went 2-for-2.

Against Hart County, Poteet went 2-for-4 with a double, Julia McDonald scored twice and Jones went 2-for-3 with a double.

In Christian Heritage’s two games Friday, the Lady Lions won 15-3 versus Jefferson County and then lost 6-2 to Westside.

In the first game, Poteet went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, McDonald was 2-for-4, Jones finished 2-for-2 with two doubles and four RBIs and three runs scored, Heath was 2-for-3, Clements was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Leonard was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Leonard pitched all four innings, allowed three earned runs off three hits and seven strikeouts.

Against Westside, Heath pitched five innings, struck out six and allowed three hits and three runs, with none earned. McKinney pitched one inning and allowed three earned runs. Leonard was 2-for-3 and Heath had an RBI double.

• Coahulla Creek’s volleyball team was scheduled to play at the Sonoraville Play Day, but results were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

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