Thursday Roundup Cherokee County 4, Spring Garden 3
SAND ROCK — The Cherokee County Lady Warriors had to withstand a late Spring Garden rally, but pitcher Karlee Perry got Madison Jennings to strike out and end the threat in a 4-3 victory.
The Lady Warriors had built a 4-1 lead heading into the top of the fifth, but the Lady Panthers didn’t go quietly. Macy Reedy led off the inning with an inside the park home run to right field. Pitcher Kerstin Bryant homered to center with one out to trim the Lady Warrior lead to 4-3 with one out. Perry struck out Kalista Free swinging, then walked Payton Traffanstedt, but retired Jennings for the final out of the game to pick up the win in the circle.
Jensen Alexander doubled, singled and drove in three runs to lead the Lady Warrior offense. McKinley Rouss had a 3-for-3 performance at the plate. Kendal Perry contributed a pair of hits. Sydney Whisenant singled and drove in a run. Emily Williams and Alexia Wood both finished with a hit. Williams also drew a walk.
Bryant led the Lady Panthers at the plate by going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Charley Grissom doubled and AJ Broome singled and walked. Bryant suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Panthers.
Cherokee County advances to the winners bracket against tournament host Sand Rock on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Spring Garden drops to the losers bracket where it will face Cedar Bluff at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Cherokee County’s Sydney Whisenant connects on an RBI-single in the first inning against Spring Garden on Thursday.
Spring Garden’s first game in the Cherokee County Softball Tournament at Sand Rock on Thursday.
McGinnis belted three doubles and drove in five runs in leading the Lady Panthers to a 13-2 victory over Gaylesville.
Leadoff batter AJ Broome added a pair of hits, a walk and drove in a run. Charley Grissom contributed two doubles and drove in a run. Macy Reedy and Kerstin Bryant both had a hit and a walk apiece. Kalista Free, Payton Traffanstedt and Madison each doubled and drove in a run. Savannah Dempsey delivered a single and walked.
Bryant picked up the win in the circle after working just an inning. She gave up two runs on two hits with a walk and a strikeout. Kylie Grace Wood relieved Bryant in the second and finished the game.
She worked three innings and gave up four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Gaylesville jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in the top of the first inning, but the Lady Panthers sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom half of the inning and scored nine runs. McGinnis delivered the big blows with two doubles which drove in five runs. Free and Traf-