The Gordon Central Lady Warriors carried over the momentum they built in non-region action earlier in the schedule by opening the Region 7-AA slate with a big road win on Thursday.
After Gordon Central earned two wins in three non-region games to open the season, they didn’t let up any on Thursday when they defeated Model 8-1 in region action. Morgan Frank led the way in the circle with a dominant performance, going all even innings for the complete game and giving up just two hits while striking out 13 batter and walking just two.
At the plate, the Lady Warriors (3-1, 1-0 in 7-AA) was led by Cara Crump who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Javan Vineyard also added two hits.
Gordon Central is on the road on Monday for a non-region test at Southeast Whitfield.
In other recent softball action:
Lady Phoenix sweep Northwest Whitfield
Sonoraville took a trip to Young Harris on Friday to play a doubleheader against traditionally strong program Northwest Whitfield and came away with a pair of confidence-building victories.
The Lady Phoenix (3-0) won Game 1, 5-3, and followed that up with a 4-1 win in the nightcap. In Game 1, pitchers Taylor Long and Kristen Davis combined for a strong outing. Long, a freshman, started and went 4 1-3 innings to get the win, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out three. Davis came in for the final 2 2-3 innings to earn the save and struck out two.
Offensively, Griffin Holden had a big game with a 2-for-4 effort, including a two-run homer and three RBIs total. Karley Thomas added two hits and two runs scored, and Shayna Dutton had a solo homer and drew two walks.
In the second game, Sarah Anne Arthur got the win as she pitched five innings and gave up one run on four hits. Davis once again earned the save by pitching the final two innings and giving up two hits while striking out five. Davis also went 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI.
Sandra Beth Pritchett had a double, and Arthur also had a hit.
Sonoraville hosts Calhoun on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Calhoun-Murray County game postponed
The Calhoun Lady Jackets were set to play their first home game of the season on Thursday, but Mother Nature had different plans. The Lady Jackets’ home matchup against Murray County was postponed due to inclement weather and was rescheduled for Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Jackets (0-1, 0-1 in 6-AAA) are at Sonoraville on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and at home on Tuesday to host Ringgold at 5:30 p.m. for two big region matchups.