2018-09-20 / Sports

Lady Tigers will finish season this week with 3 road games


SENIOR SAMANTHA WHEATLEY pitches for Washington-Wilkes. SENIOR SAMANTHA WHEATLEY pitches for Washington-Wilkes. The Washington-Wilkes Lady Tiger softball team won two but lost one region game last week as they pummelled Putnam County and Glascock County but couldn’t handle Georgia Military College.

This week the girls will finish their regular season with three road games – at Lake Oconee on Tuesday, at Elbert County on Wednesday, and at Greene County on Thursday. Going into the week W-W was 13-9 overall.

The Tigers’ defeat last week came against #3-ranked GMC 11-2 on Tuesday, September 11. The ladies were unable to match the offense of the Bulldogs as GMC collected eight extra-base hits. Alaina Callaway, Kara Gammon, and Laney Thornton were the only Tigers to get a hit in the contest.

Wednesday the Lady Tigers got back on track by soundly defeating Putnam County 16-1. Samantha Wheatley and Maura Jackson combined to one-hit the War Eagles as the game went only four innings because of the mercy rule.

At the plate, Jackson was 2-for-3 with a double; Tamara McAvoy,­3 -for-4; Wheatley, 2-for-2, 3b; Jakiyah Allen 2-for-3; Callaway 2-for-2; Katilyn Porter 1-for-2; and Laney Thornton 1-for-2.

Thursday the Lady Tigers shut out visiting Glascock County 9-0. Wheatley pitched a complete game on the five-inning run rule. Jackson was 2-for-3, 3b; McAvoy 2-for-3; Gammon 2-for-3; Chloe Fain 1-for- 1; Callaway 1-for-3; Thornton 1-for- 3; and Porter 1-for-2.

At the completion of Thursday’s game. the Lady Tigers and coaches recognized the three senior players Maura Jackson, Laney Thornton, and Samantha Wheatley.

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