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State Play Underway For Lady Wolverines

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The Dade County High School Lady Wolverines softball team traveled to Armuchee last week to face the Lady Indians in a Region 7 match up.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Wolverines got on track, scoring two runs to take the early lead.

In the top of the third, Dade took command with a big nine run inning, getting seven hits including a lead-off home run by Kaitlyn Stinnett to take an 11-0 lead.

The Lady Indians rallied for two runs in the bottom of the third to keep the game alive.

After a scoreless fourth inning, the Lady Wolverines added three more runs in the top of the fifth and then held Armuchee in the bottom of the inning to claim a big 14-2 region win.

Stinnett led the Lady Wolverines with three hits including a home run, four RBIs, and scored three runs. Kendyl Phillips had three hits while Ali Thompson, Alyssa Wilson, Falyn Baggett, and Karlee Welch all had two hits each.

Kayleigh Warnock got the win pitching two innings allowing just two hits and striking out one. Maddie Cuzzort pitched three innings allowing two hits and two runs and striking out one.

           1 2 3 4 5 6  7 R  H  E
Dade 0 2 9 0 3 x x 14 17 03
Arm. 0 0 2 0 0 x x 02 04 00

The final regular season game of the year was scheduled for the Lady Indians of Chattooga but game stats for that game were not available. The stats show the game was started but not completed.

The Lady Wolverines traveled to Mount Vernon High School for the first round of the state tournament this week.

The format this year is a regional format where four teams will play a double elimination tournament at the site of a top seed team. The winner of the tournament will advance to Columbus for the state finals tournament.

The Lady Wolverines will be in the tournament with Mount Vernon, Jasper County, and Rabun County.

The Lady Wolverines faced Rabun County yesterday. The loser of that game played at 2 p.m., and the winner played at 4 p.m. The tournament will then finish today with the winner advancing to Columbus.

Good luck to the Lady Wolverines as they look for a return trip to Columbus!

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