Cavs drop doubleheader to Lamar County
Published 10:52 pm Wednesday, August 30, 2023
The Callaway Cavaliers finally got back on their home field on Wednesday, but it was a tough one as the team lost both games of a doubleheader against Lamar County.
The Cavaliers could not get much going in a 8-0 loss in game one.
Callaway was on the wrong end of a no-hitter in the game and was spared a perfect game against them by four walks — two by Kinley Smith and one each by Madison Kemp and Ava Shuford.
MacKenzie Toney got the start on the mound for the Cavaliers, pitching all five innings, allowing seven hits on three strikeouts.
The second game saw the Cavaliers offense get going a bit, but it was not enough as Callaway fell 15-3 in five innings.
Lamar County took an early lead with a run in the top of the first inning, but the Cavaliers had a quick response in the form of a Shuford RBI on a fielder’s choice.
The tie would not last as Lamar County put seven runs past Callaway in the top of the second to take a commanding lead.
The Cavaliers did get two runs back in the bottom of the second when Kaitlyn Williams hit a one-run triple before eventually scoring herself on a passed ball.
Williams led the way for the Callaway offense, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. She also got the start on the mound, pitching four innings before being replaced by Kinley Smith for the final inning.
Brianna Patillo had a good showing from the plate, going 2-for-2 with a run scored. Kylah Harris and Karlie Walker had a hit each.
There will be no rest for the weary as the Cavaliers travel to take on Mt. Zion on Thursday.