Lafayette finishes 1-2 at Columbus
The Lafayette Lady Ramblers waited 10 years to get back on the field in Columbus and although they didn’t return home with any trophies, they more than proved that they belong in the same breath with the top Class AAAA softball teams in the state.
The Orange-and-black used back-to-back four-run innings and rambled past Perry, 12-3, in the opening round on Thursday.
Lafayette took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Marquila Howell swiped home on a double steal, while Megan Wilson would add an Rbi-double to score Nicky Yancy.
Perry responded with three two-out runs in the bottom of the first, but their lead would only be temporary as Lafayette would put up their first fourspot in the top of the third, highlighted by a two-out, threerun bomb by Sam Adkins. One inning later, Adkins would clear the bases with a two-run homer to account for half of the Lady Ramblers’ four runs in that inning.
The Lady Ramblers would push home two more runs in top of the fifth before ending the game on the run-rule three outs later.
Shelby Adkins was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Howell and Wilson each had two hits. Ashton Stalling and Madison Pettigrew also knocked in one run apiece.