Lady Ramblers still unbeaten
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.”