Thurs­day Roundup Chero­kee County 4, Spring Gar­den 3

Cherokee County Herald - - SPORTS -

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-

Shan­non Fa­gan /

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