The Bryan County High School Lady Redskins faced two Region 3A opponents this week and the results could not have been more different.
With the heat index soaring into the 100’s the Ladyskins made the trip to Savannah Country Day on Tuesday to face the 2006 Region 3A winner. The Lady Hornets, led by pitcher Katherine Dotson, added another win to their record taking the victory from the Ladyskins 4-0.
Bryan County batters battled aggressively against Dotson’s speed on the mound but after numerous fouled off balls they only managed three hits.
Senior Tara Miles led the Redskins in hitting with a double to center field. She was followed by freshman Taylor Stanfield who sailed down the first base line in the third inning, turning a bunt into a single.
Meghan Shuman slammed a single to right field in the seventh inning, putting an end to the Redskin hits. Unable to make much progress at the plate, the Redskins turned their attention to their defense.
With sophomore Samantha Howard on the mound the Redskins held the Lady Hornets to only one run, scored by lead off batter Dotson in the first inning, through three scoreless innings.
The Lady Hornets left runners on the bases each inning but the Redskin defense battled to hold them to the single run lead until the fourth inning when the Hornets put three runs on the board extending their lead a dashing the Redskin hopes for a win.
Senior Ashley Barfield replaced Howard on the mound in the fourth inning with two outs and a runner on, ending the Hornets rally.
Unable to connect with the ball with any authority, Bryan County was unsuccessful in closing the gap in the score. Barfield sat down the next three batters on strike outs in the fifth and the Redskin defense allowed no more Lady Hornets to cross the plate in the remainder of the game.
The Ladyskins returned to Redskin Field Thursday to face the Claxton High School Lady Tigers in their second Region 3A competition of the week.
Barfield took the mound for the Redskins and led them to an 8-0 win while tossing her first no hitter of the season.
Barfield, struck out seven Claxton batters allowing no walks and only one runner to reach the bases after being hit by a pitch.
The Redskin defense played an error free game, fielding the ball cleanly and executing perfect throws.
Senior Lindsay Seger led the Redskins in hitting going 2-for-3 with two solid hits to left field. Shuman followed close behind going 2-for-4 with a single and a two-run triple.
Howard also went 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBIs. Senior Tara Miles went 2-for-4 with two singles. Barfield was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Junior Rebecca Horton also went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Stanfield rounded out the Redskin hitting squad going 1-for-3 with a single.
The Ladyskins traveled to Statesboro to play in the "Battle of the ‘Boro" at the Mill Creek Recreation Department Friday night.