Eastside, Newton have opposite fates in Griffin
The Newton Rams softball team is still looking for its first win of the 2012 season after completing two days of action this weekend.
The Rams fell 5-2 to Fayette County on Friday, before playing three games in the Diamond Classic in Griffin Saturday.
Newton didn’t have too much success in Griffin, falling 5-4 to Crawford County and 2-1 to Jackson County before a shortened outing in its final game of the tournament.
Griffin defeated the Rams 10-1 in five innings Saturday, leaving Newton looking to solve some early season problems when it travels to Heritage today.
The Patriots started off hot in their first two games, beating Woodland, Henry 6-3 on Thursday and then run-ruling New Manchester 15-0 Monday.
The Rams are currently on an eight-game losing streak dating back to the 2011 season. Newton fell in the final four games, losing 11-3 to Luella, 9-1 to Newnan and 6-1 and 9-1 to Lowndes to end its season.
Eastside began its season with a successful outing in the Diamond Classic in Griffin.
After defeating, Jackson and Luella on Friday, the Eagles fell 5-4 to Locust Grove, but rebounded with two more wins Saturday. Eastside defeated Fayette County 7-2 and finished up the tournament with a 6-5 win over Georgia Military.
Eastside will have some time off before it continues play and begins its Region 8-AAAA schedule by hosting Madison County Tuesday.
A Newton player throws from a sliding position during the 2011 season. The Lady Rams are looking to get back on track after starting the 2012 season 0-4.