|R’mont rally trumps Greenfield’s |
|Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:50 am |
| Kari O’Steen drove in Laura King with the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth to lift Ridgemont to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Greenfield in middle school softball Tuesday afternoon. |
The Lady Mustangs scored twice in their final at-bat to claim the win after G’field had tallied two times in the top of the sixth to take a one-run lead.
In other middle school diamond results from Tuesday reported to The Messenger, South Fulton blanked Dresden 5-0, Crockett County edged Hillcrest 7-6 and Martin whipped Lake Road 14-0.
The following are highlights of those games.
Ridgemont 4, Greenfield 3
Ashley Alford drove in Sara Jane Kendall with a double to tie the game for R’mont before O’Steen’s heroics.
Carly Bramlett went 3-for-3 as the Lady Mustangs’ top offensive performer, while McClay Ferrell, Macy Muirhead and Bethan Gardner all added singles to the winning cause.
Winning hurler Marissa French helped herself with a triple.
French struck out one on her way to the pitching triumph.
Ridgemont will host South Fulton Thursday at 4:15.
SF 5, Dresden 0
Katie Clapper tossed a three-hit shutout to help the Devilettes improve to 8-4.
Clapper issued just one walk, struck out two and got solid defensive play from her teammates, who commited just one error.
Abby Fulcher drove in a pair of runs with a hit, while Summer Britt and Clapper also had RBI singles for the victors.
Tiffany Potts had two hits and Brittney Proctor one for SF.
The Devilettes scored two runs in the first and three in the fourth inning.
South Fulton plays at Ridgemont Thursday, that game moved up to 4:15 p.m.
Crockett Co. 7, Hillcrest 6
The Lady Cougars had what head coach Troy Boucher called their “best all-around performance of the season” despite a one-run loss.
Hillcrest (10-6) had rallied from a three-run deficit in the sixth inning to take a 6-5 lead, but couldn’t hold on for the victory.
Lauren Ivy, McClain Bell, Macey Cox and Audrey Myers all carried big sticks in an 11-hit attack with two base knocks apiece. Myers drove in three runs with her hits.
Mari Hanna Short also had a single and a RBI.
Cox was saddled with the pitching loss, giving up eight hits and three walks while striking out four.
Hillcrest next plays at Ridgemont Monday.
Martin 14, Lake Rd. 0
The Lady Generals are still looking for their first win after losing to Martin Tuesday.
Jenna Smith was singled out for defensive work by head coach Emily McGee.
Lake Road’s next game is 5 p.m. Thursday at Union City.