The Charlton County Maidens softball team returned to action last week after a two week layoff and came away with a win against Brooks County after being edged by Ware County.
At home on Wednesday against Ware, the Maidens jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Javonna Dykes led off with a single and came around to score when Gabby Tillis reached on an error. Tillis would make her way around to third from where she would score on a wild pitch to put Charlton up 2-0.
Ware would score once in the third inning and after a 30 minute lightning delay, the Lady Gators plated three more runs in the top of the fifth to go ahead 4-2.
In the bottom of the fifth the Maidens would tie the score with a two out rally. Kylee Varnes singled and stole second. She advanced to third on a single by Brooke Spivey. Abby Safford followed with an RBI single and Sydney singled to score Spivey to tie the game at 4-4.
But Ware would score twice in the top of the seventh and the Maidens were held scoreless in their final at bat as the Lady Gators took the 6-4 win.
Dykes led the Maidens with two hits.
Charlton hit the road on Thursday to make the long trek to Brooks County. The Maidens scored first when Noel Crosby scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. In the second Pevey drove home Safford for a 2-0 lead.
Charlton would ice the game in the fourth inning scoring seven times. Tiffany Rivera scored from third on a dropped third strike allowing Andrea Duke to reach first. Safford singled sending Duke to second. After a passed ball advanced both runners, Spivey singled to bring them both home. Pevey, Dykes, and Tillis all reached on errors which allowed three more Maidens to score. Emma Woolard followed with a double driving home another run giving Charlton a 9-0 lead.
Brooks would get on the board in the bottom of the fourth scoring once, but the Maidens would add four more runs in the top of the fifth.
Spivey started the two out rally with a single. After stealing second and third, she scored when Pevey reached on an error. Dykes reached on yet another error scoring Pevey before Tillis ripped an RBI single. Jesslyn Smith ran for Tillis and she would come around to score on a wild pitch giving Charlton a 13-1 lead.
After holding Brooks scoreless in the bottom of the fifth the game was called due to the mercy rule.