Stalling got the win, giving up three earned runs on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in four innings. Pettigrew threw one inning of relief, walking two batters and striking out one.
Friday morning, the Lady Ramblers found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 pitchers’ duel against Hampton and South Carolina commit Skylar Trahan.
Stalling stood toe-to-toe with Trahan for seven innings before finally giving up her first and only two hits of the game in the top of the seventh. Hampton scored its only run on an Rbi-double by E’mya Munford.
Stalling gave up just the one earned run. She walked two batters and struck out three. Trahan fanned 16 Lady Ramblers on the day and allowed just one base runner. That came in the bottom of the fourth on a one-out double by Yancy.
However, Trahan would strand Yancy at second before setting down the last 11 Lafayette hitters in order to polish off the complete-game win.
What became Lafayette’s final game of the weekend was played late Friday night as 2017 Class AAAA state champion Northside-columbus ended the deepest state playoff run in LHS fastpitch softball history with a 5-0 victory.
The Lady Patriots scored one run in the first inning and added two more in the top of the second before tacking on a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh.
Lafayette would have its chances to
score, none better than in the bottom of the first when they left runners at both second and third base. The Lady Ramblers would leave one runner on in four of the next six innings, but could not come through with a timely hit.
Howell went 2-for-3, while Stalling and Sam Adkins each had one hit. Stalling’s hit was a double.
Pettigrew threw all seven innings, giving up three earned runs on eight hits with four walks and seven strikeouts. Lafayette’s defense also committed a pair of errors.
The Lady Ramblers closed out the year with a 19-10 overall record.