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Troup's Maddie Weathers follows through on a swing during Tuesday's 14-4 victory over Sandy Creek.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
Troup's Maddie Weathers follows through on a swing during Tuesday's 14-4 victory over Sandy Creek.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
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They’re streaking along.


With Tuesday’s 14-4 victory over Sandy Creek, the Troup High softball team has won five straight games to improve to 5-2.


Troup moved to 2-0 in Region 5-AAAA heading into Thursday’s game at Woodward Academy.


“I’m very happy with how they’ve progressed,” Troup coach Blair Shimandle said. “From one to nine, we’re doing what we need to.”


Troup put Tuesday’s game away early.


Sandy Creek started out quickly with two runs in the top of the first, but Troup answered with 10 runs in the bottom of the inning to seize a 10-2 lead.


Troup added four more runs in the bottom of the third, and the game ended after the top of the fifth because of the run rule.


Troup pounded out nine hits, and eight different players had at least one hit.


Amber Arnold led the way with two hits and three RBIs, and freshman leadoff hitter Maddie Weathers had a hit and two RBIs.


Andrea Nix and Kinley Stanford each had a hit and an RBI, and Abby Taylor, Libby Wheeler, Hannah Lane and Chandler Pritchett had one hit apiece.


Lane pitched all five innings to get the win.


Troup is hitting better than .370 as a team, and nearly every player in the lineup is hitting at least .300.


Shimandle said since the lineup is so balanced, that no one player feels like she has to carry the team.


“The good thing is, if we’re struggling, they’re capable of going to something else,” Shimandle said. “They don’t feel like they have to have a big hit. In the past, a lot of them have tried to do too much.”


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