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’Cats, ’Skins get comeback wins

POSTED: August 30, 2017 12:58 p.m.
Ted O'Neil/

Richmond Hill's Kyra Byrd attempts to lay down a bunt against Glynn Academy during the Wildcats' 6-5 win at home Tuesday night.

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Comeback wins were the name of the game this week for the Richmond Hill and Bryan County softball teams.

After dropping a 9-3 game at Glynn Academy Monday, Richmond Hill was looking at dropping below .500 in Region 2-AAAAAA play as the Wildcats trailed the Terrors 5-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning at home Tuesday in the second game of their three-game series.

“We left there Monday with a lot of emotion,” Wildcats Coach Angie Hummeldorf said of Monday’s road loss. “We knew we didn’t perform.”

Richmond Hill took at 1-0 lead Tuesday in the bottom of the fourth when Cheznie Schuman drove in Adriana Garrett. The Terrors scored five runs in the top of the sixth, all with two outs, including two singles and a triple.

The Wildcats started off the bottom of the seventh with singles by Katie Snyder, Mackenzie DeLanghe and Haley Taylor, followed by a double by Garrett and a single by Maddie Gorsuch that each drove in two-runs. A walk-off single by Hannah Fitzgerald that drove in Gorsuch gave the Wildcats the 6-5 win.

“That was some timely hitting,” Hummeldorf said. “That’s the way we should be hitting but we’ve been hot and cold all year.”

Alaina Lucas picked up the win in relief after Snyder gave up one hit through five innings. Richmond Hill is now 6-4 overall, 2-1 in the region, and plays at Glynn at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Bryan County, meanwhile, took a double-header at Treutlen County Monday and beat Toombs County 7-4 Tuesday.

In the first game against Treutlen, trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning, Alisha Fabin hit a three-run homer to give the Redskins a 6-4 win. Shelby Barfield went 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.

Bryan County beat Treutlen 7-2 in the nightcap, scoring four runs in the third inning that included a three-run homer by Hannah Dickerson. Fabin is a freshman and Dickerson is a sophomore.

“We’re young, but we can’t play like it,” Redskins Coach Al Butler said at the beginning of the season. “We need our freshmen and sophomores to play like juniors and seniors.”

Bryan County followed that up with a 7-4 win at Toombs County Tuesday. Shelby Gunn went 2-for-2 while Kelsey Leggett and Courtnie Bacon were both 2-for-4. Daxne Carrera, another freshman, had two RBIs.

The Redskins are now 9-4 overall and 2-3 in Region 2-AA. They play at Swainsboro at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

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