Callaway survives on road
by By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
Different location, same kind of game.
On Aug. 20, Callaway spotted visiting Haralson County an early lead before rallying for a 10-9 win.
On Tuesday, the two Region 4-AAA rivals met in Tallapoosa, and once again Haralson County surged to an early lead, only to watch Callaway come charging back to win by a run.
Callaway notched a run in the top of the eighth inning to claim a 4-3 victory and improve to 5-3 in region play.
Haralson County scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the first inning, but Callaway pitcher Brittany Mitchell didn’t give up anything the rest of the way.
“After the first inning, we shut them down,” Callaway coach Nick Drescher said.
Callaway scored single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings, and the game headed to extra innings tied at three.
Using the international tiebreaker rule, each team began the eighth inning with a base runner on second.
For Callaway, that runner was Mitchell, and she scored on a Claudia Massey base hit.
Haralson County looked like it was going to at least tie the score in its half of the eighth when its base runner made it to third with no outs.
Callaway made a big defensive play, though, when it got a double play on a line out, with the runner at third getting caught off the bag.
Mitchell got the final out on a pop up to end it.
Keshonna Terrell was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for Callaway.
Brook Bonner also had an RBI single.
Callaway will be back home today for a game against Northside-Columbus at 5:30 p.m.
Callaway hosts Central-Carroll on Thursday in a region game.
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