Varsity Softball started the 2018-19 Warrior Athletics school year across town at Thomasville High School. Dropping the decision by a final score of 4-1, the Lady Warriors found plenty of positives in the circle, field, and at the plate to build on going forward. Read more...
Replacing the GISA All-Star pitcher and catcher combination of Landry Joyner and Dara Moore, both off to play collegiate softball, was a point of emphasis for the coaching staff this summer. One game in to the 2018 season, there's reason to believe the Lady Warriors have found young talent in those key positions. Starting pitcher Abby Lee was effective in changing speeds and keeping the Lady Dogs batters off balance, finishing with 9 strikeouts and fielding her position effectively. The Lady Dogs were only able to net 4 hits across Lee's 6 innings pitched. Behind the plate, freshman Abby Jones impressed with multiple blocks.
Abbie Bustle used a bloop single to shallow right field to capture the first hit of the season for the Lady Warriors. She quickly stole second base and reached scoring position with only 1 out. The Warriors were unable to take advantage and couldn't score any in the top half of the first frame.
The Lady Dogs took an early 1-0 lead in the Bottom of the 2nd, courtesy of a Brookwood error in the field. Some aggressive baserunning by Thomasville High aided a three-run Bottom of the 3rd, stretching the Lady Dogs' lead to 4-0.
Brookwood threatened in the Top of the 6th, but couldn't push any baserunners across for pivotal runs. In the Top of the 7th, the Lady Warriors were able to score their first run of the season. Anna Stencel's RBI sacrifice bunt plated Ann Murray Jackson, leading to the final score of 4-1.
NEXT GAME: @ Brooks County High School, August 20th. (5:30 p.m.)
Coach Christa Boggs: "I thought it was a great first outing. There were so many positives we can build on. We were aggressive in the batter's box and were able to score by getting the bunt down. It was exciting to see Abby Lee use her changes in speed to keep the Thomasville batters off balanace. Ann Murray Jackson had an awesome defensive play at the right field fence. Now we get to go back to work in preparation for our next game at Brooks County on August 20th."
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.