As the weather starts to turn a little cooler the Dragonettes of Pickens High School welcomed the Generals of Heritage to Jasper on Thursday with the hopes of cooling off the hot season of the Generals. Heritage came in at 10-1 overall and sitting undefeated at 6-0 in Region 6-AAAA. With Heritage having a loss on the season, Pickens knew that the Generals were not invincible but Thursday would not be the day for the Dragonettes to put another dent in the Generals armor.
Facing a very strong line up and a pitcher in Rachel Gibson it would be a tough day for the Dragonettes. Gibson threw just 66 pitches in 5 innings allowing zero runs with 2 hits and a walk while striking out 6 opposing batters in the 11-0 victory. Heritage would score their runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. Coach Sarah Pinson sent three different pitchers to the circle for the Dragonettes. Sarah Morris, Charlie Hulsey and Grayson Cleghorn. Morris got the start but only pitched one inning allowing 4 runs(2 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks. Morris threw 31 pitches in the inning. Taking over in relief of Morris was Charlie Hulsey. Hulsey pitched 3 innings, throwing 41 pitches Hulsey allowed 5 runs(all earned) on 6 hits with 1 walk and 1 home run. Getting an opportunity to get in the circle, Grayson Cleghorn came in to close out the game for the Dragonettes. Cleghorn threw 20 pitches in her one inning of work with 2 runs crossing the plate (both earned). The Generals had 3 hits and one walk off of Grayson. These three ladies threw a really good game against a run scoring machine in the Heritage Generals.
The Dragonettes will travel to Lafayette on Tuesday September 11 for yet another region game. Start time will be 5:55 PM.