The Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats edged out a one-run win and then lost by one run in back-to-back nail biters in their last two outings.
The Wildcats outlasted Calvary Day at home to win 8-7 Wednesday in extra innings. The Wildcats then ended up walking in a run giving Liberty County a 4-3 win on Thursday during an away game.
The Wildcats held a 7-0 lead until the Cavaliers staged a rally in the fifth and sixth innings tying the game Wednesday afternoon.
Lady Wildcat Morgan Hunter drove in the go-ahead run with a single bringing home Hannah Fitzgerald for the win.
Lady Wildcat Sam Mault started the game on the mound. She was relieved by Hunter but was later brought back in to close the game.
Hunter had given up two hits, four walks and six runs while tossing one strikeout. Mault gave up nine hits but only one run in the game while tossing five strikeouts.
Leading the hits against Calvary Day were Caroline Williams who finished 1-of-4 with 3 RBIs, Katie Petty who was 3-for-3 with 2RBIs and Aubri Reed who went 1-of-4 with 2RBIs. Hunter was 1-of-3 with 1 RBI.
The girls were at Liberty County High School Thursday where they tied the game at 3 in the fifth inning.
Lady Wildcat pitcher Ally Crum pitched 6 2/3 innings but ultimately gave up one of her five walks during the bottom of the seventh.
That allowed the Lady Panthers, who had bases loaded and faced two outs, to walk in the winning run.
The Wildcats managed nine hits and 3 RBIs against Liberty’s solid pitcher Kathryn Carter. But Wildcat coach Angie Hummeldorf felt her girls did chase a few bad pitches and credited the Liberty defense.
"They caught the ball," She said about Liberty’s outfield. "That made a difference."
Hummeldorf added Liberty’s pitcher had a big game.
"I couldn’t tell you the last time we had that many team strikeouts, Kat did a good job pitching today," she said. "Last year we came in here and were slugging the ball against her…this year we did not. They made some adjustments and we didn’t."
Lady Wildcat Natalie Corbin led the Wildcats going 3-of-4 with a double.
Izzy Marsh was 2-of-4 with 1 RBI, Caroline Williams was 1-of-4 with 1 RBI and Liz Wallace was 1-of-3 with 1 RBI.
Hummeldorf said her team has played in a lot of competitive games this season including some Atlanta teams. She said it has definitely made her squad better and fortunately the loss to Liberty doesn’t affect her region standing. The Wildcats are 10-6 overall and 2-0 in Region 3-AAAAA.
The girls play host to Effingham County at 6 p.m. Tuesday then travel to South Effingham Thursday for a 6 p.m. game.
RHMS volleyball wins
The Richmond Hill Middle School volleyball team beat South Effingham Middle School 2-1 in a three-game set Thursday.
The Lady Wildcats lost 9-25 in the opening game, but bounced back to win the final two games 25-18, 25-23.
BCHS downs SVA
Bryan County High School’s softball team improved to 8-5 with an 8-0 shutout win over Saint Vincent’s on Tuesday.
No individual stats were available.