Lady Tigers edge Colts for region road win


Adairsville softball came up with two big runs in the top of the seventh Wednesday night at Coahulla Creek, then held on for a 5-4 Region 6-AAA upset win over the Colts in Dalton.


The two teams swapped runs throughout the contest, but Adairsville came up big in the seventh inning to knock off Region 6-AAA's current second place team.


The Lady Tigers led 1-0 in the first inning and 3-1 after four innings, but entered the final frame in a 3-3 tie.


Adairsville took a 5-3 lead in the top of the seventh before the Colts scored a run and had the game-tying run on base when Tigers’ pitcher Taylor Rhoades ended the threat with a strikeout.


Rhoades (1.2 IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 1BB, 1K) picked up the pitching victory in relief of starter Victoria O’Neal (5.1 IP, 3R, 1ER, 6H, 0BB, 3K).


Sierra Tanner paced the Tigers’ offense with a pair of doubles and two RBI. Sadye Johnson also had two hits and one RBI. Havyn Isaac doubled home one run and Chloe Souders had the other Adairsville base hit. Alexa Varner contributed one RBI.


The loss dropped Coahulla Creek to 15-5 overall and 10-4 in Region 6-AAA.


Adairsville (4-18, 2-10) plays at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Thursday at 5:30.

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