Nine runs was just enough.
The Callaway Lady Cavaliers enjoyed a big offensive day to outlast Pepperell 9-8 on Tuesday to open their Region 5-AAA schedule with a win.
“It was back-and-forth all day,” Callaway coach Ashley Summerlin said. “Every time we’d score, they’d come back and make it a close game.”
The Lady Cavaliers (7-4 overall) were up 9-5 after five innings, but the Lady Dragons scored three runs in the top of the sixth to get within a run.
Callaway pitcher Jessica Perkins threw a scoreless seventh inning to preserve the win.
Perkins pitched a complete game and allowed eight hits.
Perkins was supported by an offense that pounded the ball all day.
“We hit the ball really good today,” Summerlin said.
Brittany Mitchell had three hits, and Keshonna Terrell had two hits and an RBI.
Freshman Skylar Rice had two doubles and two RBIs.
“That was big for her,” Summerlin said of Rice. “She’s been struggling a little bit. She’s been getting close.”
Savanna Galloway had two hits and two stolen bases, and Kelly Carlisle had two hits, including a two-out RBI hit during a four-run second inning.
“It was a team effort all the way around,” Summerlin said. “They did a great job.”
Callaway will look to move to 2-0 in the region when it visits Cedartown on Thursday.
LAGRANGE: The Lady Grangers, who were looking to move to 2-0 in Region 1-AAAAA, fell to home-standing Northside 6-1 on Tuesday.
LaGrange will try to get back on track when it hosts Shaw on Thursday.