After a loss in the season opener to Lumpkin Co., Pickens softball traveled to the home of the Panthers in Union Co. on Tuesday and earned the victory in the late innings. With the Panthers striking for one in the bottom of the first it would have been easy for the Dragonettes to remember just one day before where their opponent had started the game in the same fashion.
As the game moved through the next few innings remaining at 1-0, it wasn’t until the top of the fifth that the PHS bats came alive. Pickens put 4 runs on the board by way of 5 hits, 2 fielder’s choice and a hit batsman plating Zoe Morgan,Allie Tlacil, Sarah Morris and Chloe McPhersone. Pickens fifth inning came to close leaving 2 runners on base after a fly out by Charley Hulsey.
These four runs and a great pitching performance by Sarah Morris proved to be enough to keep the win. Morris was in the circle for all seven innings allowing 3 runs all earned on 8 hits 1 hit by pitch and 5 strikeouts. 119 pitches were thrown by Morris with 73 being strikes. This win brings the Dragonettes back to 1-1 in the 2018 season with still a long season ahead. Next up for Pickens will be August 16th at home as they welcome in Lafayette.
It was a beautiful day for softball as the Dragonettes of Pickens High School opened up their 2018 season by hosting the Lady Indians of Lumpkin Co. on Monday. The afternoon started right after school as the Junior Varsity took the field in game one on the day. The Lumpkin JV took a 5-0 win over the home team. The scoreboard did not reflect the hustle and determination the Dragonettes JV displayed in that game.
The main event for the day brought the Varsity Dragonettes to the field hosting the Lady Indians. Lumpkin Co. scored early and often putting up 1 in the first, 5 in the third and 2 each in the fourth and fifth innings. The defense for Pickens had a few opening day jitters committing 5 errors in the game. The Lady Indians put 10 runs on the board with 5 of them being unearned. Robinson, the pitcher for Lumpkin allowed no runs on 2 hits with her teammates behind her having zero errors in the 6 inning game.
Sarah Morris in the circle for Pickens, was charged with 5 earned runs on 7 hits in the loss. In relief, Charley Hulsey game in in the 5th inning giving up a hit and striking out 1. Ellie Abner and Chloe McPhersone both had a single to comprise the 2 hits for the Dragonettes on the day. Next up for Pickens will be an away game at Union on Tuesday starting at 5:30pm.
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