Lady Tro­jans get stung in ex­tra in­nings

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

Last year’s clash in Chicka­mauga was a thriller and the re­match in Cal­houn last week was equally as barn­burn­ing.

And just like the last meet­ing, the home team found a way.

The Cal­houn Lady Jack­ets, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AAA, scrapped out a run in the bot­tom of the eighth to slip past Gor­don Lee, 1-0 last Tues­day. The Lady Tro­jans (5-1) came in as the No. 1-ranked team in Class 1A Public.

Gor­don Lee had beaten Cal­houn, 2-1, a year ago.

Pitch­ers Blair Hall and Canaan Bur­nett du­eled into ex­tra in­nings. Hall threw all eight in­nings, al­low­ing three hits and strik­ing out four, while Bur­nett pitched 7.2 in­nings, giv­ing up just two hits and also fan­ning four.

“Canaan pitched as well tonight as she has pitched all year,” Gor­don Lee head coach Dana Mull said. “You hate to lose that one when she pitched as well as she did.”

Gracey Kruse had a dou­ble for the Lady Tro­jans, while Mad­die Clark and Ma­cie Pear­son each sin­gled in the loss.

Gor­don Lee will get back to Re­gion 6-A play this Tues­day with a trip to No. 8 Mt. ZionCar­roll. First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

On Thurs­day, the Lady Tro­jans will head to Berry Col­lege in Rome for a re­gion dou­ble­header against No. 9 Bow­don.

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