August 1, 2021

Lady Braves Capture Gold Pool Trophy at Tournament

Front Row: Jasmine Jacobs, Raven McCullough,Ashlyn Summerlin,Alyssa Bishop,Cheyenne Pruitt 2nd row: Kayla Banks, Jessica Beckom Back Row: Coach Williams, Hayley Parker,Alicia Carroll,Jasmine Cook,Katie Lego,Cali Harrod,Candace Ray, Tiffany Smith, Coach Hornsby

(Lagrange, Ga) – The Lady Braves softball team did not get a lot of time to relax after two big wins Friday Night at the Callaway tournament in Lagrange.

They had to return yesterday morning to play back to back games versus to AAAA opponents. In the first game against the Hardaway Golden Hawks it looked as if the ladies would finally see a defeat as they entered the last inning of play trailing by a score of 4-1.

However, the girls kept battling and after some key hits from Katie Lego, Alicia Carroll, Kayla Banks, and Cali Harrod they were able to take a 6-4 lead.

One of the key plays happened with runners at first and third with two outs when Kayla Banks intentionally got into a rundown between first and second base allowing Alicia Carroll to scamper home as the throw was late to the Hardaway catcher.

After the game Kayla Banks told the Citizen that the trick play is known to them as the “stop and steal.” The Hawks managed to get a couple of runners on base in the bottom of the inning but pitcher Alicia Carroll was able to hold off the rally and the Lady Braves took the game 6-4.

With little time to rest, the Braves were right back in action against another AAAA opponent as they faced off  versus the Upson Lee Knights from Thomaston.

Having already clinched the #1 seed in Pool B the Lady Braves scored several runs early and again walked away 6-4 winners.

In the afternoon contests the McIntosh Chiefs were the team to finally stop the winning streak when they defeated the Braves 3-2. All the offense for the Braves was provided by Alyssa Bishop when she doubled home Cali Harrod and Ashlyn Summerlin in the 3rd inning. In the sixth and final contest of the tournament the ladies took on the Troup Tigers and were able to get right back on the winning track by winning 4-2 to finish the two day tournament with a 5-1 record.

The tournament was played at the Shufford Fields Softball Complex in Lagrange. The girls return to action this Thursday on the road at Pike County (4-AA).



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