Kylie Allen’s one-out, run-scoring double in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Pierce County to a 3-2 Region 1-AAA come-from-behind victory over visiting Appling County.
The Lady Bears (6-3 overall, 2-0 region) fell behind 2-0 early before plating single runs in the second, sixth and seven innings. The Tuesday, August 25 game was the only one on the schedule for PCHS last week.
Pierce County traveled Tuesday, September 1 to face Brantley County in a key region match up. The Lady Bears wrap up the week Thursday, September 3 visiting Long County.
The Lady Pirates scored their only runs in the first inning against Natalie Herrin (7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 7 K, 2 BB).
After stranding a pair of runners in the bottom of the inning, PCHS sliced the two-run deficit in half in the second frame.
Natalie Sullivan (1-for-3) led off the second with a bloop single to right. After Tivona Myles (1-for-2) beat out a sacrifice bunt, Rylee Carden walked loading the bases with nobody out. The Lady Bears eventually scored on a two-out, wild pitch.
PCHS left the tying run at third base in the fourth. Sullivan reached on a two-base error to start the inning and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Myles. A pair of ground outs ended the threat.
The Lady Bears pushed across the tying run in the bottom of the sixth. Madison Pickett (1-for-3) hit a leadoff single and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Sullivan. Myles reached on two-base error allowing courtesy runner Sarah Davis to race home to even the score at 2-all.
In the seventh, Natalee Griffin reached on a one-out, two-base error. Herrin (3-for-3) was intentionally walked ahead of Allen’s (1-for-4) first-pitch, game-winning hit.
Appling County JV 7
Lady Bears JV 1
Appling County posted crooked numbers in each of the first three innings in beating the Lady Bears in four innings.
The Lady Pirates plated two runs in each of their first two at bats and added three runs in the third. PCHS scored its only run in the bottom of the third.
Amiya Tomlinson (2-for-2, RBI) led the Lady Bears’ hitting attack. Sarah Davis, LizAnn Hughes and Mollie Ann Pitts recorded a hit each.