LaFayette falls, bounces back with road vic­tory

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

LaFayette tasted de­feat for the first time this past Wed­nes­day as they were taken down at Her­itage, 9-1, in five in­nings.

The Lady Ram­blers man­aged just one hit off Her­itage pitcher Tae­lyn Bates. That came on a double by Madi­son Pet­ti­grew in the top of the sec­ond. Pet­ti­grew later scored on a Sam Ad­kins sac­ri­fice fly.

Pet­ti­grew was sad­dled with the loss as she worked just 3.2 in­nings be­fore be­ing re­placed in the cir­cle by Ash­ton Stalling. Pet­ti­grew gave up three earned runs on five hits and two walks. She fin­ished with two strike­outs. Stalling gave up two hits and two walks in one in­ning of work. All four runs she al­lowed were earned.

“We told them that they weren’t go­ing to go un­de­feated and un­for­tu­nately to­day was the day,” said LaFayette’s first-year head coach Mea­gan Base. “We just have to re­flect on in­di­vid­ual sit­u­a­tions that we could have got­ten bet­ter in.

“We didn’t make the ad­just­ments (at the plate). We were too anx­ious up there and swing­ing at too many balls. We have to make those ad­just­ments early and not wait around un­til the fifth or sixth in­ning.”

LaFayette 4, South­east 3

The Lady Ram­blers (13-1, 5-1) put the loss aside and gut­ted out a win at South­east Whit­field one night later.

Pet­ti­grew threw the first 6.2 in­nings to get the win. She al­lowed just two earned runs on six hits with five strike­outs. Stalling struck out the final hit­ter to get the save.

Nicky Yancy was a per­fect 4-for-4, while Stalling was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Shelby Ad­kins went 3-for-4 and Shyenne Youngblood had two hits and drove in a run.

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