The Charlton County Maidens used two excellent pitching performances to shutout Clinch County and Turner County at home last week. The Maidens improved to 5-2 on the season after the wins.
Charlton would open the week on Tuesday against Clinch and Emma Woolard would shut the Lady Panthers down on just one hit. It would take until the third inning for the Maidens to get on the board.
Sydney Peavey opened the bottom of the third with a single. Javonna Dykes followed with a run-scoring double and would score herself when the throw got away. Samantha Baxter then singled and Gabby Tillis reached on an error before Woolard plated a run with a sacrifice fly. An error would later allow Tillis to score for a 4-0 lead.
The Maidens added to their lead in the fourth inning when Abby Safford reached second on an error and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Brooke Spivey walked and stole second before back-to-back groundouts by Peavey and Dykes scored the runners for the 6-0 lead.
Both teams were blanked the remainder of the way and Charlton picked up an important region win. Baxter was the lone Maiden with two hits while Dykes’ two RBI’s led the way.
On Thursday, the Maidens faced another region foe in Turner County. Charlton would score ten times in the first inning and never look back while Emilee Zetmeir shut the Lady Rebels down on just two hits.
In the bottom of the first, Charlton would get an RBI double by Baxter and a two-run triple by Gillis to begin the scoring. Spivey drove in two runs with a single and came home on a double by Peavey. Peavey stole third and home to put Charlton up, 7-0. Another Baxter double plated another run and an error scored yet one more before Kylee Varnes wrapped up the scoring with a bases-loaded walk for a 10-0 lead.
After making many substitutions, the Maidens would score just once in the second inning on yet another Baxter RBI double.
The third inning saw Noel Crosby score on a fielder’s choice by Tiffany Rivera and Rivera came home on a single by Andrea Duke. After Kauri Lee was hit by a pitch Baxter cleared the bases with a triple to give the Maidens a 15-0 lead. The game was called at that point due to the mercy rule.
Baxter led Charlton with four hits and four RBIs while Zetmeir struck out five battersin her three innings of work.