Troup looks to learn from losses
By Kevin Eckleberry
LAGRANGE – It was a tough Saturday for the Troup Lady Tigers.
After beating Woodward Academy on Friday to improve to 4-0 on the season, Troup returned to Shuford Fields on Saturday for the second and final day of the Callaway Classic.
Troup played three games on Saturday, and it lost them all to fall to 4-3.
Troup will look to begin a new winning streak when it visits Region 5-AAAA foe Sandy Creek on Tuesday.
Troup began its region schedule with an 8-4 home win over Chapel Hill last week.
“It humbles you a little bit,”
Troup coach Mason Brackett said. “You start out 4-0, and this happens. Hopefully it’ll motivate them to come to practice Monday and want to work hard and get ready for Sandy Creek on Tuesday.”
MARION COUNTY 12
Marion County scored six runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to hand Troup its third loss in four games in the tournament.
Madison McCartney and Maddie Weathers each had a double for Troup, and Kayla Lane and Skye Loftin had hits.
NORTH MURRAY 1
Troup had its chances, putting base runners on in all but one inning, but it was unable to break through against North Murray.
Christina Garcia had two hits for Troup, and Hadleigh Livingston and Lane each had a hit.
Makenzie Miller pitched a complete game and was a tough-luck loser for Troup.
BAINBRIDGE 6, TROUP 2
The Lady Tigers scored two runs in the third inning, but they were held scoreless the rest of the way.
Lane and Weathers had hits for Troup, and Livingston was hit by a pitch and scored a run.
WOODWARD ACADEMY 7
Troup scored five runs in the third inning and out-lasted Woodward Academy in its lone game on Friday.
Lane and Weathers each had two hits, Garcia and McCartney had hits, and Livingston walked twice.