Troup softball team stays perfect in region
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
With next week’s showdown with LaGrange looming, the Troup High softball team continued its Region 2-AAAA schedule with a 24-3 road win over Carver on Tuesday.
Troup (7-6 overall) improved to 3-0 in region play with the road win, and its next region game will be against LaGrange next Thursday with first place on the line.
Troup hasn’t faced much opposition in region play to this point.
After opening its region schedule with a 5-1 win over Columbus, Troup blanked Shaw 8-0 before overwhelming Carver.
In the three region games combined, Troup has outscored its opponents 37-1.
Against Carver, Troup started quickly with 14 runs in the first inning, and it added five runs in each of the next two innings.
The game ended because of the run rule when Carver didn’t score in the bottom of the third inning.
Troup’s batters combined for 13 hits while walking 11 times, and nine different players had at least one hit.
Jennifer Albertson had two of those hits with three RBIs, and she also walked twice and scored four runs.
Catherine Smalley had two hits with a double while driving in two runs, Hadleigh Livingston also had two hits and two RBIs, and Maggie McDonald had two hits.
Lexi Parker had a triple and four RBIs, Casey Sani had a hit and two RBIs, Ramsey Clark had a double and an RBI, Morgan Watkins and Kaleigh Rutland each had a hit and an RBI, Emelie Reed, Caroline McInvale, Emilee Johnson and Makayla Giles each had an RBI, and leadoff hitter Haley Cotton reached on a walk and scored two runs.
Haley Kitchens pitched the first inning for Troup, and Maggie McDonald threw two scoreless and hitless innings to finish it.
On Monday, Troup traveled to Upson-Lee and lost 9-1.
Jennifer Albertson had two of Troup’s five hits, and Casey Sani had a hit and an RBI. Maggie McDonald and Catherine Smalley also had this for Troup, and Caroline McInvale reached on a walk.
Smalley started and McDonald pitched for Troup, and all nine of the runs they were allowed were unearned.