Lady Tigers add pair of wins at Dalton Tourney
The Adairsville softball team went 2-1 at a tournament in Dalton Saturday, falling to LaFayette in their opener 4-3, but winning their final two games 11-4 over Woodland-Stockbridge and 6-5 over Trion.
Emily Collum was 6-for-10 at the plate on the day to help lead the Lady Tigers’ offense. Loren Harris and Sadye Johnson both hit home runs.
“We had some highlights and some low moments,” noted Adairsville head coach Amanda Nelson. “We should have won all three of those games, but we are committing errors that we need to clean up going into sub-region play.” Sierra Tanner had a two-hit game against LaFayette and Johnson, who doubled, drove in all three Adairsville runs. Collum had the other Adairsville hit.
Harris and Collum had two hits each in the win over Trion. Johnson, Harris, and Collum combined for five RBIs. Chloe Souders drove in a run with one hit and Cortni Jacobs had the other Lady Tigers’ single.
Collum had three hits in the win over Woodland-Stockbridge. Johnson had a pair of hits, including a grand slam homerun. Natalie Burrow added two hits. Makenzie Gwin drove in two runs with a double. Harris hit a two-run homer. Havyn Isaac and Tori Lee contributed one hit and one RBI apiece.
Collum and Tanner each stole two bases on the day. Souders and Burrow also stole a base.
Harris pitched in each game for the Tigers. She totaled 10 and 2/3 innings on the day and allowed four earned runs on nine hits and two walks. She struck out seven.
Victoria O’Neal and Taylor Rhodes also saw time in the circle — both in relief. O’Neal (3 IP, 5ER, 5H, 2BB, 2K) pitched against Trion. Rhodes (4.1 IP, 4R, 1ER, 7H, 1BB, 4K) worked against Woodland-Stockbridge.
Adairsville is now 5-2 on the season and will play at subregion-foe Bremen on Tuesday.