Troup overwhelms Hardaway
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Troup Lady Tigers are on a winning streak.
Troup’s softball team, which finished its stay in the Callaway Classic with a win on Saturday, made it two in a row with an 18-0 road victory over Hardaway on Tuesday.
Troup evened its record at 2-2 heading into Saturday’s doubleheader against Sandy Creek.
Troup banged out 12 hits while walking seven times in the four-inning game, and Makayla Giles and Catherine Smalley combined for the one-hitter.
Giles started and gave up just one hit in two innings, and Smalley finished things off with two hitless innings while striking out four batters.
Offensively, Emilee Johnson had two hits, including a home run, while driving in two runs.
Jennifer Albertson had two triples and three RBIs, Smalley had two doubles and three RBIs.
Maggie McDonald had a triple and three RBIs, Ramsey Clark had a double and an RBI, and Morgan Watkins had a hit and an RBI.
Lexi Parker had a hit, Casey Sani had an RBI, and leadoff hitter Haley Cotton walked twice and scored a pair of runs.
CALLAWAY: Callaway lost to Brookstone for the second time in four days, but the rematch was much more competitive.
On Saturday in the Callaway Classic, Brookstone eased past Callaway 13-1 in a game shortened to four innings because of the run rule.
Those same two teams met in Columbus on Tuesday, and it was Brookstone winning 11-6 in a game that went the full seven innings.
Callaway scored single runs in the first and seventh innings, and four runs in the top of the fourth.
Mya Lawton had three hits for Callaway with a double and a triple while scoring three runs, Lindsay Cofield and Mikayla Speer each had two hits, Dara O’Neal and Chelsey Courson each had a hit, and Aaliyah Morman and Chaple Butler each scored after getting hit by a pitch and walking, respectively.
Callaway (1-3) will play its first home game on Thursday against Mount Zion, with first pitch set for 5:30 p.m.
LAGRANGE: LaGrange High’s softball team was supposed to play Bowdon on Wednesday, but the game was postponed because of weather concerns.
The game has been rescheduled for Monday at 5:30 p.m., and LaGrange will be the host team.
Next up for LaGrange is Thursday’s road game against Harris County at 6 p.
LaGrange is looking to build on a strong performance in the Callaway Classic when it went 2-0 with wins over Troup and Rockmart.