Busy stretch for Troup
by By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
The Troup Lady Tigers are a busy softball team.
Troup came into last weekend’s Shaw Invitational having played just four games, and it played more games than that in two days in the tournament in Columbus.
After going 1-4 in the Shaw tournament, Troup returned to its Region 5-AAAA schedule with a 13-1 win over home-standing Fayette County on Tuesday.
Emily Green pitched all five innings to get the win, and a handful of players had big days at the plate to lead the way.
Troup (3-7 overall) improved to 2-3 in region play heading into Thursday’s home showdown against LaGrange.
Troup coach Blair Shimandle said playing all the games recently is just what the team needed.
“It was the first time we had an opportunity to look at everybody,” Shimandle said of the Shaw tournament. “A lot of players who haven’t had much of an opportunity got to play. We were able to get everybody in, get our pitchers some work. It was more of a learning experience.”
Troup beat Hardaway 10-7 for its lone tournament win, and it lost to Lakeview Fort-Oglethorpe, St. Pius X, Effingham County and Brookstone.
After facing LaGrange on Thursday, Troup will play five more games in the Callaway Classic on Friday and Saturday at Shuford Fields.
“We’ve got a long week,” Shimandle said.
Against Fayette County, Hayley Morris, Jordan Pike and Kalah Mingo each had three hits, with Mingo delivering two doubles.
Hanna Lane had a pair of hits, and Alex Duncan had one hit and was hit by a pitch twice.
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