LaFayette suf­fer­ing Septem­ber dry spell

The Catoosa County News - - COMMENTARY - By Scott Herpst

A late reg­u­lar sea­son swoon con­tin­ued for the LaFayette Lady Ram­blers last week as they dropped two of three Re­gion 6-AAAA con­tests to fall to 14-8 over­all and 7-4 in the re­gion.

The Lady Ram­blers came back from a 9-3 deficit and brought the ty­ing run to the plate in the bot­tom of the sev­enth, but the come­back would fall short against their county ri­vals.

Sam Ad­kins hit a three-run homer for LaFayette, while Nicky Yancy, Ash­ton Stalling, Madi­son Pet­ti­grew and Car­lee Corbin had RBIs in the sev­enth. Yancy went 3-for-3 for the Lady Ram­blers and scored twice, while Madi Ash­ley was 2-for-3 in the loss.

Stalling worked the first three in­nings, giv­ing up four runs and tak­ing the loss, while Pet­ti­grew al­lowed five runs in her fi­nal four in­nings in the cir­cle.

LaFayette 5, Pick­ens 4

The Lady Ram­blers got some big hits from a trio of fresh­men and the Orange-and-Black tem­po­rar­ily put their skid on hold with an im­por­tant home win on Wed­nes­day.

Corbin was 2-for-4 and de­liv­ered the ga­me­ty­ing hit, while Ash­ley’s only hit was the gamewin­ner. Railee Lynn also had a big hit for LaFayette.

Pet­ti­grew started the game in the cir­cle and threw five in­nings, but got no de­ci­sion. She struck out six and al­lowed just two earned runs, while go­ing 2-for3 at the plate. Stalling worked the fi­nal two in­nings in relief and col­lected the win. She

gave up one un­earned run.

Gilmer 3, LaFayette 2

On Thurs­day, the Lady Ram­blers scored solo runs in the sixth and sev­enth in­nings, but sur­ren­dered three in the bot­tom of the sev­enth as the Lady Bob­cats pulled off the dra­matic come­from-be­hind vic­tory in El­li­jay.

Yancy went 3-for3 with a dou­ble and scored a run. Corbin was 1-for-3 with a run scored, while Me­gan Wil­son was also 1-for-3. Pet­ti­grew threw four in­nings, giv­ing up two hits and a walk with two strike­outs.

LaFayette is cur­rently third in the re­gion stand­ings with one game re­main­ing. They will host Her­itage on Tues­day with a vic­tory as­sur­ing them of at least the No. 3 seed for the re­gion tour­na­ment.

Ridge­land se­nior Ha­ley San­dridge had a huge week for the Lady Pan­thers, in­clud­ing a big three-run triple in a win over Her­itage and a three-run homer in a win over South­east Whit­field. (Photo by Scott Herpst) Ridge­land 9, LaFayette 7

LaFayette’s Sam Ad­kins is all smiles af­ter belt­ing a three-run homer against Ridge­land in last week’s game. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

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