Troup’s Loftin has big game
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Cartersville had no answer for Troup’s Skye Loftin.
Loftin, Troup’s junior third baseman, had a monster effort at the plate to lead her team to an 11-4 victory over Cartersville in the first game of a Region 5-AAAA doubleheader on Saturday.
Loftin had three hits, including a home run, and she drove in six runs.
Troup was trailing 4-1 when it exploded for five runs in the fifth inning and five more runs in the sixth.
In the top of the fifth, Troup was still down by a run when Loftin stepped to the plate and drove the ball over the left-field fence for a three-run home run.
Loftin knocked in three more runs in the sixth inning with a bases-loaded double.
Kayla Lane had a double and two RBIs, and Madison McCartney had a base hit and one RBI.
Avery Pearson, Casey Sani and Makenzie Miller each had a hit.
Pearson threw a seven-inning complete game to get the win.
In the second game, Troup was unable to get anything going at the plate, and Cartersville won 5-0 to split the twinbill.
Lane and Sani had Troup’s only hits.
Pearson started and pitched the first six innings, and Miller threw the seventh inning.
Troup (5-7 overall) will carry a 2-1 region record into Tuesday’s showdown against LaGrange.
LaGrange is 1-0 in the region after beating Cedartown last week.