Red hot Lady War­riors ex­tend streak

The Catoosa County News - - WORSHIP DIRECTORY - By Scott Herpst

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 ScoreAt­

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

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