Murray County High School Indians

August 10, 2013

Prep softball: Pitching carries Murray County to win

Murray County High School’s softball team hasn’t scored a lot of runs in its first two games this season.

The Lady Indians’ pitching has been good enough that it hasn’t been a problem.

Murray County beat Chattooga 1-0 in Model’s Lady Blue Devils Classic on Friday at Alto Park in Rome.

Each team is guaranteed six games over the course of the three-day event, which concludes today. Other local teams competing in the event are Dalton and Southeast Whitfield. Dalton lost 3-1 to Trion and was scheduled to play LaFayette later Friday evening, but the results were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline. Southeast was scheduled to play Armuchee, but results were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Dalton will play three games today while Murray County plays four and Southeast plays two. The Lady Raiders and Lady Indians play each other at noon.

In Thursday’s action, Murray County beat Armuchee 3-1 thanks to Whitney Gribble’s three-hit pitching performance. On Friday, it was Lindsey Dunn who shined in the circle. She lasted all seven innings, allowed just one hit and struck out nine while walking four. The Lady Indians (2-0) only committed one error.

“They don’t give up,” Murray County coach Sandra Johnston said. “They just keep at it.”

Still, Johnston admitted the Lady Indians need to “be more selective” at the plate as the season goes on.

The Lady Indians’ lone run came in the second inning, when Gribble hit a home run. It was one of two hits for the team, with the other a single from Aubrie Osborne.

Trion 3, Dalton 1: The Lady Cats were leading 1-0 until the final inning.

Alli Swinford pitched seven innings for Dalton (0-2), allowing three earned runs off six hits and striking out seven.

Kylee Harris and Eternity Goodman each doubled, while Haley Ledwell had a run-scoring single in the third inning as she brought Goodman home.

Dalton lost 6-1 Thursday to Darlington at the Lady Blue Devils Classic in first-year coach Stacy Parker’s debut.

“It was a much better showing today,” Parker said. “We didn’t have any errors. The kids played well. We held the lead from the third to the seventh inning and they got four bloop hits in the seventh to win the game.

“They didn’t hit it for six innings and then dinked and dunked it in the seventh and hit it where we weren’t.”

• Christian Heritage was scheduled to begin its season with a pair of games Friday at Harlem High School’s tournament, which continues today, but results weren’t reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

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