Softball Comes Back at Valwood, Wins Thrilling Region Game.
In a game of wild momentum swings and comebacks, the Lady Warriors Softball team won a thriller on the road at Valwood Thursday afternoon, 13-9. The win over first-place and undefeated Valwood caps a big week for the Lady Warriors. Read More...
The Lady Warriors ran out in front early against the homestanding Lady Valiants, taking a commanding 6-1 lead as they scored four in the Top of the 1st and two more in the Top of the 2nd.
Valwood was able to creep back into the game and stay alive, scoring two more of their own in the Bottom of the 5th. The Warriors added what looked to be an important insurance run in the Top of the 6th, going up 7-3.
With a 7-3 advantage entering the Bottom of the Inning, it appeared the Warriors were just six outs away from a gigantic road win against the undefeated Valiants who stand in first place in the Region. The Valiants scored six runs in the half inning to storm back and take the lead, 9-7.
Down to their final three outs, the Warriors showed extreme resiliency. The gutsy 7th Inning got off to a great start with back-to-back base hits. After an out and a Kelly Richardson bunt to load the bases, Anna McBride came to the plate in a pressure situation. She came through with a bases-clearing triple to give the Warriors a 10-9 lead.
An Abbie Bustle bunt coupled with Dara Moore and Anna Stencel doubles tacked on a few more runs to give the Warriors a 13-9 which they would hold on to. Landry Joyner's two strikeouts to start the Bottom half of the 7th led to Jessie Wortman's great catch on a line drive to seal the win.
Stencel, Joyner, McBride, Bustle, and Mollie Vick all contributed two hits while Dara Moore went 4 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Brookwood 4 2 0 0 0 1 6 13
Valwood 1 0 0 0 2 6 0 9
Up Next: @ Brooks County on Tuesday 9/5, @ Tiftarea on Thursday 9/7, Home vs. Thomasville High on Friday 9/8. For in-game updates and continuous coverage of Brookwood Athletics, follow @BwoodWarriors on Twitter.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.