Lady Ram­blers still un­beaten

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

If they hadn’t proven it be­fore now, then what hap­pened last week made it of­fi­cial - the LaFayette Lady Ram­blers are for real.

The Or­ange-andBlack added on their sea­son-open­ing win­ning streak and they took the out­right lead in the Re­gion 6-AAAA stand­ings af­ter claim­ing four more vic­to­ries last week.

LaFayette (11-0, 4-0) will look to keep it go­ing this week as they play Gilmer at home on Tues­day (5:55 p.m.) be­fore a game at Her­itage on Thurs­day (5:55).

LaFayette 3, Mur­ray County 0

The Lady Ram­blers got seven strong in­nings in the cir­cle from Nicky Yancy and a nice night at the plate from fresh­man Car­lee Corbin to eclipse the Lady In­di­ans last Mon­day.

Yancy al­lowed just one hit, walked three and struck out eight to get the win. Corbin went 3-for-3 with a dou­ble and an RBI as LaFayette scored once in the bot­tom of the third and twice in the sixth.

Yancy, Shelby Ad­kins and Me­gan Wil­son also dou­bled for the Lady Ram­blers, while Madi Ash­ley and Sam Ad­kins had sin­gles. Madi­son Pet­ti­grew recorded an RBI.

LaFayette 6, North­west Whitfield 4

LaFayette stayed hot last Tues­day by tak­ing down the pre­vi­ously un­beaten Lady Bru­ins in south Walker County.

LaFayette, who never trailed in the game, scored in four of the first five in­nings to take a 6-0 lead into the sixth. The Lady Bru­ins struck for four runs in the top half of the frame, but they would get no more as Pet­ti­grew capped the com­plete game vic­tory with a score­less sev­enth.

The sopho­more scat­tered eight hits and walked just one, while strik­ing out six. All four runs were earned.

Wil­son came through with a big two-run homer as part of a 2-for3 night at the plate. Corbin stayed red-hot with two more hits in three at-bats, while Yancy was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

LaFayette 15, Rome 0

In Floyd County this past Wed­nes­day, Wil­son and Corbin had two hits each and Mic­cay­lah Thompson pitched two score­less in­nings in a three-in­ning dis­man­tling of the Lady Wolves.

LaFayette scored five times in the top of the first in­ning, added six more runs in the sec­ond and plated four in the third.

Yancy, Pet­ti­grew, Ash­ton Stalling, Cas­sidy Boyd, McKen­zie Ni­chol­son, Shelby Ad­kins, Sheyenne Youngblood and Mar­quila How­ell all had one hit in the rout.

LaFayette 11, Ridge­land 7

The No. 8-ranked Lady Ram­blers scored three runs in the top of the sixth and sev­enth in­nings to pull away and beat their county ri­vals on Thurs­day.

Pet­ti­grew and Sam Ad­kins each had two hits and three RBIs in the win, while Yancy had three hits and Shelby Ad­kins fin­ished the night with two. Pet­ti­grew gave up 10 hits, but went the dis­tance to gut out the win.

“We’re play­ing with a lot of con­fi­dence, but we’re also stay­ing humble,” Base said. “We’re not out there say­ing ‘we’re the best team’, but we also feel that if we just keep play­ing our game, then there aren’t many teams that can stay with us right now.”

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