Red hot Lady Warriors extend streak
The LFO Lady Warriors went 5-6 in the month of August, but they have found September to be a lot more to their liking.
The Red-andWhite is 7-0 since the calendar flipped, having outscored their seven opponents by a combined score of 48-5.
The most recent five victories came at Chattanooga’s Warner Park over the weekend as part of the SCORE International Invitational, hosted by Gordon Lee High School.
LFO opened Friday by scoring twice in the fourth inning to beat Georgia Military College Prep, who came into the contest ranked No. 5 in the Class 1A Public School Division state rankings by ScoreAtlanta.com.
Kourtney Morrison and Morgan Ritchey had two hits each, while Lyndsey Teague picked up an RBI. Morrison threw six innings, giving up just five hits and striking out three. The Lady Bulldogs hurt themselves with three errors.
LFO 8, Armuchee 1
In the nightcap, LFO scored four runs in the third inning to blow the game open and beat the Lady Indians. Morrison allowed five hits and a walk in the five-inning contest, giving up just one earned run and fanning seven.
Teague, Shaniyah Jones and Haley Stahl each had two hits. Teague drove in three runs, Stahl brought in two, while Morrison and Taylor Phillips had one RBI apiece.
LFO 14, St. Pius X 2
The Lady Warriors pounded out 18 hits in Saturday’s opener, including a home run off the bat of Phillips, as LFO blew the game open with nine runs in the fourth inning.
Phillips, along with Ritchey and Morrison had three hits apiece. Jones and Kyla Orr both had two hits and two RBIs, while Karson Bradford had two hits and drove in four.
Jennifer Coates got the win, allowing two earned runs on six hits in four innings. She finished with two strikeouts.
LFO 9, Social Circle 0
Stahl picked up the win in the circle, giving up just one hit in five innings. The freshman threw just 48 pitches, 35 of which went for strikes.
Lyndsey Teague and Chelsey Lindsay each had two hits and three RBIs, while Keelie Mauk pitched in with a pair of RBIs.
LFO 3, LaFayette 2
The day’s final game saw the Lady Warriors rally for solo runs in the bottom of the sixth and seventh to knock off Class AAAA’s thirdranked team.
Teague, Bradford and Phillips each had RBIs, while Phillips had two of LFO’s six hits. Morrison went all seven innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
LFO entered the week with a 12-6 overall record and a 4-0 mark in subregion play.
The first round of the Region 6-AAA playoffs is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
LFO senior pitcher Kourtney Morrison winds up to fire a pitch toward the plate during this past weekend’s SCORE International Invitational at Chattanooga’s Warner Park. The Lady Warriors went 5-0 in the event, running their winning streak to seven in a row since the start of September. Morrison went 3-0 in the circle over the weekend, pitching the Lady Warriors to wins over two state-ranked opponents. (Photo by Scott Herpst)
Heritage senior Cole Wilcox kisses the WBSC 18-U World Cup he and his USA Baseball squad won in Canada earlier this month. (Contribued photo) LFO 2, GMC 0