Dade's third baseman Summer Stevens tosses the ball to short stop Ali
Birchfield to record an out for the Lady Wolverines during recent
softball action. Dade is in the final two weeks of regular play
before the region tournament begins on Oct. 5. Dade plays at home
tomorrow against Pepperell at 5:30 p.m.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Lady Wolverine softball team had three big games last week against two of the
better teams in the region in Murray County and Armuchee. As a coach you don't
want your team going into those games with half of your players sick but that
is what faced Dade last week.
On Monday the
Lady Wolverines traveled to Chatsworth to face the Murray County Lady Indians.
Indians scored a run in the bottom of the first inning to take the early lead
and made it hold up until the top of the fourth inning when the Lady Wolverines
tied the game when Ali Birchfield led off with a triple and scored on a
misplayed ball to centerfield.
In the top of
the sixth inning Madison Gossett helped her own cause when she picked up an RBI
on a fielder’s choice to put the Lady Wolverines on top 2-1.
then finish off the Lady Indians and claimed the 2-1 win.
three hits in the game including a triple while Carly Stephens had a pair of
hits and Summer Stevens had a hit and an RBI.
On Tuesday, the
Lady Wolverines hosted Murray County and the game turned out to be a real
Wolverines gave up a first inning run to the visitors but came back in the
bottom of the first with a run of their own when Stevens singled to score
Indians came back with a run in the top of the second but the Lady Wolverines
responded with four big runs to take a 5-2 lead after two innings.
Wolverines would continue to build on that lead and by the end of the fourth
inning held a 7-2 lead and everything seemed to under control.
changing in the fifth inning when the Lady Indians picked up two runs on four
walks and a single to make it a 7-4 game.
In the sixth
inning the Lady Indians continued their comeback when they tied the game at
inning a collision at home plate resulted in the ejection of the Lady
Wolverines’ Madison Lacy and a player from Murray County.
Indians took the lead in the top of the seventh when the leadoff hitter was hit
by a pitch and advanced to third on a pair of pass-balls. A single then scored
what turned out to be the winning run for the visiting Lady Indians, 8-7.
Wolverines were led by Birchfield, Stevens, Madison Lacy and Haley Keesler with
two hits each with Keesler also getting 2 RBI’s.
recorded 13 strikeouts in the game while giving up six hits.
On Thursday the
Lady Wolverines traveled to Armuchee to face their Lady Indians. The Lady
Wolverines had defeated the host earlier in the season 3-0.
Wolverines gave up a run in the first inning and from that point on it was a
Wolverines’ Gossett was matched pitch by pitch by Hannah Murray and going into
the seventh inning the Lady Indians held a 1-0 lead.
delivered for the Lady Wolverines in the top of the seventh with an RBI double
to tie the game 1-1.
team scored in the eighth and ninth innings, the umpires suspended the game
because of darkness due to Armuchee’s field not having lights. A time for the
completion of the game has not been set.
This week the
Lady Wolverines faced Chattooga on Tuesday and will host Pepperell on Thursday
at 5:30 p.m.