November 26, 2020

Lady Braves Drop Region Opener

(Franklin) — The Lady Braves opened up Region 5-AA play at home Tuesday falling to the visiting Red Devilettes from Bowdon 12-8.

The home team rallied late to close the gap after the visitors jumped out to an early 12-2 lead.

Brittany Rowland started the offense for the Devils with a 2-run first inning homer. The Devils added four more in the third and six more in the fourth.

Freshman Haley Bennett came on in relief in the fourth inning for starter Sarah Schofield who has been battling strep throat all and pitched well keeping the Braves in the game late. Bennett allowed two runs on four hits with just one walk.

Senior Alexis Raines homered in the 5th inning Tuesday

Senior Alexis Raines homered in the 5th inning Tuesday

Junior Ally Harris led the way offensively with three hits including two doubles and three RBI’s.

Senior left fielder Madison Whitehead, senior second baseman Alexis Raines, and junior third baseman Hannah Sanders also had nice games at the dish.

Whitehead was 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored. Sanders had two hits and an RBI. Raines hit a solo HR in the fifth inning.

Senior Alanna Nunn pitched the complete game for the Devils striking out 11 Lady Braves batters. Several were called strike threes that ended potential Brave rallies.

“If anything could go wrong it has went wrong as far as injuries go. Sarah has been pitching awesome and then over the weekend she came down with strep throat, ” said Coach Matt Hornsby after the game. “

That’s not making excuses for her at all, but she just didn’t have her best stuff. We expect her to come out strong in her next start and pitch like she has been pitching.”

Hornsby was pleased to see his squad score some runs.

“The good signs are is that the offense we have expected to have the whole year we have been working hard in the cages on our approaches, but we’ve obviously got to do better with two strikes,” Hornsby said.

The Lady Braves will be back at home Thursday afternoon for another region battle with Temple (5:30).

Comments

  1. Alanna is a great pitcher and awesome young lady who just signed a scholarship offer as well. You can’t win them all… Go Lady Braves!

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