LHS softball begins season with a win

| August 10, 2016

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VALDOSTA – After a bit of a slow start, the Lowndes High School softball team notched their first win, in their first game, of the season with a 6-3 victory over Lee County.

Lee came out strong, putting three runs on the board off sophomore pitcher, Rylin Hedgecock, in the top of the first. The first two batters, Addison Renfroe and Ally Clegg, made it on board with two singles and two batters later, Bri Duren gave Lee their only runs of the game with a three-run homerun. Hedgecock got herself out of the inning with a strike-out and a grounder she fielded to first.

Lowndes bats were quiet the first two innings, but Hedgecock settled in after her rocky start to only allow one more hit, a walk and a hit-by-pitch the rest of the game. Lowndes defense was solid behind her, committing no errors in the field.

The bottom of the third inning saw Lowndes’ bats come alive, starting with sophomore catcher, Sophie Sumner’s double to left field. Sophomore shortstop, Savannah Channell immediately followed it up with another double to left field, scoring the pinch runner, junior Taylor Jordan. Rylin Hedgecock evened up the score with a laser shot over the centerfield fence for a two-run homerun.

The score remained even until the bottom of the sixth. With two outs and senior Morgan Parrish on base, sophomore Jacie Johns moved her over with a strong single to centerfield. Sumner put the Vikettes ahead with a one-run single to right field and Channell added two runs with another double. A one-two-three top of the seventh ended the game.

Rylin Hedgecock finished the night with ten K’s, two walks and one hit batter. She went 3 for 3 at the plate, including two singles,a homerun and three RBI’s. Savannah Channell went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and Sophie Sumner went 2 for 2, with two walks and an RBI.

Lowndes JV team started the evening off with a win against the Lee County JV Team, 10-9.

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