By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine softball team was busy last week with three games, one region game and two games against non-region teams.
On Tuesday the Lady Wolverines hosted Fannin County in their only region contest of the week and it didn’t take them long to show their domination against the team from Blue Ridge.
Dade scored twice in the first inning on just two hits, but the visitors committed three errors allowing the two runs to score.
DCHS then scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning on three hits and another Fannin error to go up 6-0 after two innings of play.
Fannin managed to score a run in the top of the third on one hit and a pair of Lady Wolverine errors to make it 6-1.
Dade put the game away in the bottom of the third when they scored six runs on four hits, two walks and more Fannin errors to build their lead to 12-1.
After a scoreless fourth inning Fannin failed to score in the top of the fifth and the game ended on the run rule. The Lady Wolverines improved to 4-0 in Region 7-AA play with the 12-1 win.
DCHS pounded out 11 hits in the game with Ali Thompson leading the way with three hits and three RBI’s, and Stella Henry with three hits and one RBI.
Kristen Fowler and Kami Counts had two hits each with Fowler having two RBI’s as well.
Kayleigh Warnock picked up the win, pitching three innings and giving up one run on two hits while striking out three and walking two. Kami Counts pitched the final two innings allowing no hits and striking out two.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Fannin 0 0 1 0 0 x x 01 02 04 Dade 2 4 6 0 x x x 12 11 01
The Lady Wolverines hosted the LaFayette Lady Ramblers on Wednesday afternoon and picked up where they left off on Tuesday scoring two runs in the bottom of the first to take the early lead.
The Lady Ramblers picked up a run in the second inning without a hit to cut the lead in half.
DCHS added to its lead in the third inning when the team scored a pair of runs on a triple by Kaitlyn Stinnett, a double by Olivia Tierce and a double by Alyssa Wilson to go up 4-1.
The Lady Ramblers picked up a run in the fourth inning to close the gap to 4-2.
The Lady Wolverines added another run in the sixth on a pair of hits to build a 5-2 lead heading into the seventh inning.
LaFayette’s leadoff hitter reached on an error and scored on a double but that was all the runs they could muster, and the Lady Wolverines had another win 5-3.
Henry and Tierce led the Lady Wolverines with two hits each while Stinnett had one hit and two RBI’s.
Warnock picked up the win pitching six innings allowing two runs on three hits while recording four strikeouts and walking six.
Counts pitched the seventh giving up one hit and one run.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
LaFay 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 03 04 00
Dade 2 0 2 0 0 1 x 05 09 03
On Friday the Lady Wolverines hosted the Armuchee Lady Indians in another non-region game.
A big first inning, a trademark of this year’s team, gave Dade a three-run lead as they scored three hits, the big blow as a triple by Tierce, and it was 3-0 after one.
The Lady Indians scored a run in the top of the second to make it a 3-1 game but the Lady
Wolverines, playing good defense kept it that way until the fifth when the visitors scored again to cut the lead to 3-2.
In the bottom of the fifth, with two out, Henry hit an inside the park home run and then added another run on a pair of hits and a pair of Lady Indian errors to make it 5-2.
Winning pitcher Counts got three quick outs in the top of the seventh as Dade claimed another win, 5-2. Counts pitched seven innings giving up six hits and two runs, one earned, and struck out four.
Fowler lead the Lady Wolverines with two hits and an RBI while Henry, Counts, and Tierce all had a hit and RBI in the game.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Armuchee 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 02 06 03
Dade County 3 0 0 0 2 0 x 05 06 03
This week the Lady Wolverines faced the Lady Indians of Chattooga on Monday in a big Region 7-AA game of the only two undefeated region teams. The Lady Indians come in sporting an 11-0 overall record and 3-0 in region play while the Lady Wolverines are 4-0 in region play and 10-2 overall.
On Tuesday DCHS will travel to Coosa to face an improved Lady Eagle team and then make the long trip to Blue Ridge on Thursday to face Fannin County.
They are also scheduled to play in a tournament on Saturday, but game times were not available at press time.