Callaway Middle splits doubleheader with Carrollton
Published 9:46 pm Monday, August 21, 2023
Callaway Middle School split a doubleheader against Carrollton on Monday as the Cavaliers season started to ramp up after the early portion of their season was heavily affected by rain.
CALLAWAY – 16
CARROLLTON – 1
Under the beating Georgia sun, the Cavaliers were in complete control in game one as Jasmine Chavez pitched a three inning one-hitter. She struck out six batters and did not have an earned run to her name.
Chavez got a lot of help from her offense, who only generated four hits but were able to consistently get on base, taking 11 walks.
Surprisingly enough it was the Lions who took the lead first in the tip of the first on an error from the Cavaliers. It did not take long for Callaway to tie the game as Jerrick Jones scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the first inning.
Callaway’s offense exploded from there, scoring five runs in the second inning to take the lead before ending the game by mercy rule with another 10 runs in the third inning.
Chavez helped her own cause with a hit and an RBI. Lilah Monteith had a hit and scored a run as well. Kynleigh Couch had a hit and two runs scored while Skylar Reeves drove in three runs.
CARROLLTON – 10
CALLAWAY – 1
The Cavaliers did not enjoy the same levels of success in game two as the script was completely flipped. This time Callaway was on the wrong side of a one-hitter.
Monroe Wiggins had the lone hit for the Cavaliers on a single in the bottom of the third inning.
It was Callaway that took the first lead in the game when Chavez scored on a steal of home.
It all unraveled for the Cavaliers from there as the Lions scored four runs in each of the second and third innings before adding two more in the fourth inning.
The Cavaliers compounded their problems by committing four errors in the game.
Monteith got the start on the mound and pitched all five innings, striking out five. She only allowed two earned runs as she was let down time and time again by her defense, who struggled playing in their second game of a doubleheader in 90-plus degree heat.
This was the Cavaliers first loss of the season as they opened the year with three straight wins.
Callaway (3-1) will play Gardner Newman on Thursday at Granger Park.