Third-ranked Pierce County captured four of five games including a 3-1 mark at the Jeff Davis tournament over the weekend.
The Lady Bears (11-4 overall, 4-0 region) had a second cancellation of a region matchup at Brantley County Tuesday, September 8. No date has been released for a makeup.
In a battle of Top 10 teams Thursday, September 10, PCHS needed eight innings to slip past 10th-ranked regionmate Tattnall County (4-3, 1-2) 3-2. It was the third one-run decision for the Lady Bears in region play.
Pierce County posted two wins Friday night in the two-day Jeff Davis tournament. The Lady Bears beat Telfair County 14-6 and Cook 13-1. PCHS lost to Class A ninth-ranked ECI 5-4 Saturday morning before blanking Class A No. 2 Bryan County 12-0.
The Lady Bears were scheduled to host Class AA seventh-ranked Jeff Davis Monday, September 14 and travel to region foe Appling County Tuesday in the only games of the week. Brantley County comes to town Tuesday, September 22.
No. 3 Lady Bears 3
No. 10 Tattnall Co. 2
Pierce County scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a two-out passed ball to survive against the visiting Lady Warriors.
Pinch-hitter Reagan Larson opened the inning lining an 0-2 pitch for a single to center. Rylee Carden re-entered and was sacrificed to second by Tivona Myles. Rachel Cason (2-for-2) executed a second straight sacrifice bunt to advance Carden over to third. Carden scored the winning run one pitch later.
Tattnall County scored an unearned run in the second on a one-grounder and added its final run an inning later on a two-out double against Natalie Herrin (8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 K, 2 BB, 1 HBP) for a 2-0 lead.
The Lady Bears stranded a runner in the opening frame, two in the third inning, one in the fourth and left the bases loaded in the fifth before finally breaking through in the sixth.
Madison Pickett (1-for-4) hit a leadoff single. Courtesy runner Sarah Davis trotted home when Rebecca Deloach (1-for-3) blasted a 2-0 pitch over the fence in left tying the game at 2-apiece. PCHS left two runners on base with the go-ahead runner stranded at second.
Herrin was able to escape in the seventh after allowing a pair of two-out walks. The Lady Bears were unable to take advantage of a one-out error in the bottom of the inning.
Tattnall County went in order in the eighth.
Natalee Griffin and Cason led PCHS at the plate with two hits each. Herrin added a double.
Jeff Davis tournament
No. 3 Lady Bears 14
Telfair County 6
A six-run fourth inning and a five-run fifth rallied PCHS from a 4-3 deficit en route to the win over the Lady Trojans in five innings.
Herrin (3-for-4, three RBIs) and Kylie Allen (3-for-4, two RBI) blasted back-to-back homers on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning. Herrin’s homer, a three-run shot, was her second of the year. Allen’s blast was her first.
Amiya Tomlinson (3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 K, 3 BB) and Kadence Godwin (2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB) combined to shut down Telfair County.
Deloach (3-for-3, double, RBI) joined the three-hit parade. Natalie Sullivan (double, three RBIs, two steals), Pickett (double, two RBI) and Carden added two hits apiece in the Lady Bears’ 17-hit attack.
No. 3 Lady Bears 13
HAZELHURST — Pierce County spotted the Lady Hornets an early first-inning run before storming back with 13 unanswered runs over the next three innings to cruise to the win.
Godwin (4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K, 0 BB, 1 WP, 1 HBP) gave up a leadoff single in the first inning, which eventually came home on a wild pitch.
The Lady Bears took control of the game with a seven-run second inning. They would add a four-run third and two-run fourth collecting 15 hits led by Griffin’s (triple, RBI) three-hit performance.
Pickett led off the second inning with a solo homer, her first of the season, with Deloach blasting a two-run homer, her third of the year, to cap the seven-run outburst.
Myles (two RBI), Sullivan (double) and Larson (triple, two RBI) finished with two hits each. Every starter in the lineup collected at least one hit apiece.
No. 9 ECI 5
No. 3 Lady Bears 4
A sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning lifted the Lady Bulldogs over PCHS.
ECI put together two hits and took advantage of an error to load the bases with nobody out against Cravey (6 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 1 BB). The fourth batter lifted a fly ball to center scoring the lead runner from third.
The Lady Bulldogs built a 4-1 lead with Pierce County tying the score in the fifth with a three-run rally.
Sullivan paced the nine-hit attack with a 3-for-3 performance. Myles was the only other batter with a multi-hit game going 2-for-4.
No. 3 Lady Bears 12
No. 2 Bryan County 0
The Lady Bears broke open a 3-0 game with a nine-run fourth inning to beat Bryan County.
Deloach (3-for-3, 5 ribbies) hit two homers, numbers four and five, and added a double. She led off the second with a solo shot, hit a two-run double in the third, and added a two-run homer in the fourth.
Herrin also went 3-for-3 with two doubles. Allen (double, two RBI), Larson and Cason (double, two RBI) had two hits apiece in the 16-hit attack.
Godwin (3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB) and Tomlinson (1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB) combined on the two-hit shutout.
PCHS JV 11
Tattnall County JV 3
Amiya Tomlinson hit two doubles and drove in three runs, one of four players with multiple RBI, leading the Lady Bears past Tattnall County for a third straight win.
Sarah Davis (2-for-3, double), LizAnn Hughes (2-for-2) and Ava Murray (1-for-3, double) drove in two runs apiece. Pierce County collected 10 hits.
PCHS (4-2) scored a run in the first inning with the Lady Warriors taking a brief 3-1 lead with a three-run third. The Lady Bears responded with three in the bottom of the third and finished the game off with a seven-run fourth.
Four pitchers worked one inning each in combining on the two-hitter. All three Tattnall County runs were unearned.