LaFayette falls, bounces back with road victory
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.