By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine softball team hosted Murray County on Monday, Aug. 14.
On a very hot afternoon, the Lady Wolverines matched the weather early in the game, scoring three runs in the first inning and adding two more in the second to take a 5-0 lead.
Murray County did not back down however and scored a pair of runs in the third to make it a 5-2 game.
Dade County then added another run in the bottom of the third to go up 6-2 but would not score again as they left runner after runner on base.
Visiting Murray added a run in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 6-3.
In the top of the seventh, Murray County was down to their final out with a runner on first when a walk put two runners on. A single scored one to tie the game. A triple then scored two more runs and another run scored on an error to give them a big four run inning and the lead, 7-6.
The Lady Wolverines went down in order in the bottom of the seventh and in spite of out hitting the visitors 13-9 lost a heartbreaker 7-6.
Lexie Lawson had three hits and one RBI, while KK Castleberry had two hits; Adilyn Gross had two hits and two RBI’s; and Lexi Wallin had two hits.
Lexi Lawson took the loss pitching 5.2 innings giving up seven runs (five earned), walking two and striking out eight.
The Lady Wolverines committed three errors in the game.
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Lady Wolverines traveled to LaFayette to face the Lady Ramblers.
The Lady Wolverines got a leadoff single to start the game but were unable to score and the Lady Ramblers went to work.
The host scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.
Dade got a pair of runners on in the top of the second but again failed to score.
LaFayette put the game away in the bottom of the second inning when they scored six runs to take an 8-0 lead.
The Lady Wolverines went down in order in the top of the third and the Lady Ramblers ended the game in the bottom of the third when they plated seven runs to take a 15-0 lead and end the game.
Dade County managed just two hits (singles by KK Castleberry and Falyn Baggett) while Kayleigh Warnock took the loss.
On Thursday, Aug. 17, the Lady Wolverines traveled to Southeast Whitfield.
Two quick runs in the top of the first inning gave Dade County the early lead, and they added another run in the top of the second to go up 3-0.
Southeast rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the second to cut the lead to 3-2.
Single runs by the Lady Wolverines in the third and fifth innings rounded out the scoring giving them the much need win, 5-2.
Warnock led the offense with two hits and also picked up the win pitching seven innings allowing two runs, three hits, four walks, and striking out seven.
Gross had one hit and one RBI, while Madi Page, Riley Talley, Rylee Byram, and Lawson all had hits with Lawson also having a pair of RBIs.
This week, the Lady Wolverines were set to play LaFayette at home on Monday and then open region play on Tuesday at Darlington. The Lady Wolverines’ first home region game will be played tomorrow, Aug. 24, when they host the Coosa Lady Eagles at 5:30 p.m.
They will also be at home on Tuesday, Aug. 29 against region foe Trion at 5 p.m.