August 16, 2013

Area prep roundup: Lady Bruins volleyball is 4-0



Southeast 4, Rome 0: Two days after pounding the Lady Wolves 18-0 on the road, Southeast had a much closer game with the same final result — a “W” for the host Lady Raiders.

Chaya Drury and Maranda Bates both blasted solo homers, while Sydney Covington pitched a complete-game two hitter for Southeast (5-3).

It was the second homer in as many games for Drury, who hit her shot in the bottom of the fifth. Bates’ homer came in the fourth, and she finished with a pair of RBIs.

Lady Raiders coach Kelley Barton said Covington and fellow starting pitcher Kara Headrick have both done well so far, and they’ve had the hitting to back them.

“We are doing well with the lineup and I think that I have a lineup that is coming through,” Barton said. “I have been very pleased with the team effort.”

Headrick was 3-for-3, while Emily Beck finished 2-for-3.  

Ringgold 4, North Murray 0: The Lady Mountaineers suffered their second straight road loss to start the season and dropped their Region 5-3A opener in the process.

Megan Pittman had two of three hits for North Murray, which lost by one run Tuesday at Union County.

Kara Deal took the loss against Ringgold, allowing all four runs — three were earned — on five hits and six walks while striking out a pair of batters. The Lady Tigers scored one run each in the second and fifth innings and got their other two on a home run in the third.

Northwest JV 5, Gordon Lee 4: Alyssa Ward went 3-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases and as many runs scored while leading the Lady Bruins’ nine-hit attack in a season-opening win in Chickamauga.

Kayla Bearden picked up the win in the circle, allowing seven hits and three walks while striking out three in a complete-game effort. All of Gordon Lee’s runs were earned.

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