The Charlton County Maidens softball team saw their record go to 3-2 after splitting a pair of contests last week on the road. On Monday, the Maidens travelled to Brunswick and defeated Glynn Academy and in Lakeland on Tuesday Charlton was defeated by Lanier County.
Against Glynn, the Maidens got quality pitching and just enough offense to hold off the Lady Terrors, 3-2. Charlton broke up a scoreless battle in the top of the third inning. Abby Safford singled and stole second. She advanced to third on a ground out and crossed the plate on a passed ball for a 1-0 lead.
They would add to their lead in the fourth when Gabby Tillis led off with a single and came home on a triple by Emma Woolard. Kylee Varnes came in to run for Woolard and she would score on another passed ball to give the Maidens a 3-0 lead.
It would stay that way until the bottom of the sixth when Glynn rallied to score twice to cut the Maiden lead to one run. But the Maidens were able to hold off the Lady Terrors in the seventh to pick up their third win of the season.
Tillis led Charlton with two hits while Woolard picked up the win on the mound after allowing just one earned run while striking out eight batters.
The next day, Charlton was back on the road against Lanier County and would find themselves down, 3-0, after two innings. But the Maidens would hold the Lady Bulldogs in check for the remainder of the game to try and allow a comeback.
Charlton would threaten to score in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, but couldn’t push any runners across the plate. Finally they would break through in the seventh.
Brooke Spivey led off with a single and Tiffany Rivera followed with a walk. A passed ball would eventually score Spivey and Rivera scored after stealing third and home to cut the deficit to 3-2. Safford singled and proceeded to steal second and third, but was thrown out trying to score on a ground ball leaving the Maidens’ rally one run short.
Javonna Dykes led the Maidens with three hits while Safford added two hits. Woolard was the hard luck loser of the mound giving up just three runs while striking out seven batters.
Charlton’s game on Thursday against Wilcox County was postponed due to bad weather conditions. They will be at home on Tuesday against Clinch County and again on Thursday when they face Turner County.