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Errors enemy for SF

Errors enemy for SF
Errors ate South Fulton up at the Covington Invitational Tournament.
The Devilettes bowed out of the event in the semifinals on Saturday with a 7-0 defeat to the host Lady Chargers — a perennial Class 2A State Tournament team.
In said defeat, four Covington runs eventually scored in the second after an error on a softly hit fly ball, according to SF coach Curt Lee.
Previously on Saturday, South Fulton had defeated Halls (2-1) in the tournament’s opening round and blanked Harding Academy (11-0) in pool play.
The Devilettes began the event with a rough patch on Friday, falling to Adamsville and Covington by respective scores of 7-1 and 9-2.
Today’s softball slate has South Fulton at Lake County for a 4 p.m. contest.
SATURDAY
Covington 7, SF 0
South Fulton (13-6) mustered just three hits and the county locals struck out an uncharacteristic nine times against Covington.
For SF, Marina Barclay, Morgan Maxwell and Chelsie Pitts each had one safety.
On the mound, Sara Reams was the losing pitcher, allowing seven runs (three earned) in her five innings on the hill.
SF 2, Halls 1
The Devilettes’ avenged Thursday’s 11-inning loss to the Lady Tigers on Saturday.
Winning pitcher Haley McKinney struck out two and issued zero walks.
Kaci Daugherty and Morgan Maxwell each drove in a run, while Katie Bivens was 2-for-3.
Both of the South Fulton scores came in the second frame.
SF 11, Harding Acad. 0
Reams, who was the winning pitcher, and Desiray Sturgeon combined for a no-hitter with just one walk allowed against HA.
McKinney was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in, while Macy Maxwell chased home a pair and Daugherty drove in one run during a 2-for-4 outing.
Otherwise, Paxton Sisson was 2-for-2 with a ribbie. Bivens, Pitts and Savannah Larson hit safely in two of their three trips.
FRIDAY
Covington 9, SF 2
South Fulton committed three errors, while the Lady Chargers scored three in the third and five in the fourth en route to the win.
McKinney absorbed the mound defeat.
Barclay, who doubled, had the only Devilette extra-base hit.
Adamsville 7, SF 1
Five Devilette errors contributed to the team’s demise in its first pool play game.
Reams, who absorbed the mound defeat, allowed just two earned runs.
Sisson drove in a run for SF, while Daugherty singled once.

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