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Defending champs top Callaway

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

Bremen, which won a state championship in Class AAA last season and is looking to do the same thing in Class AA this year, beat Callaway 12-0 on Tuesday afternoon.

Callaway (7-13 overall) fell to 2-3 in Region 5-AA, and it has struggled against the region’s top teams.

Callaway lost to Heard County 13-3 and Lamar County 13-5 last week.

Last week, Callaway delivered an impressive performance in a 14-0 victory over region foe Temple.

“They played ball like we were supposed to against Temple,” Callaway head coach Robyn McCann said.

“We probably had 15 hits. They hit the ball and did everything they’re supposed to. They had no errors. That’s how they’re capable of playing.”

Not much went right against Bremen, though.

Bremen swung the bats well, and Callaway also had a costly infield error with the bases loaded that allowed three runs to score in the third inning.

The game ended after five innings because of the run rule.

In the Temple game, leadoff hitter Leijorey Sanders had a hit and two walks, and she scored four runs.

Kourtney Grier had two hits with a double, Oeisha Jenkins and Lindsay Cofield each had a double, and Jasmine Dukes, Lydia Bartlett, Lexi Furgerson and Alora Vetsavong each had a hit.

Jenkins pitched the five-inning shutout.

Callaway will visit Jordan on Thursday for a region game.

LAGRANGE ACADEMY:  Home-standing LaGrange Academy hung tough with Heritage before falling 6-3 on Tuesday.

Ashlee Mains had three hits for LaGrange Academy (1-5).

“We left runners on base in every inning, and couldn’t get a big hit, and that was the difference in the game,” LaGrange Academy coach Charles Parker said.

Parker did feel the team played much better than it did during a loss on Monday.

“We didn’t play real well yesterday,” Parker said. “We got beat 12-1. But we played much better today.”