The Charlton County slow pitch softball team improved to 10-2 on the season after sweeping a doubleheader from Baker County in convincing fashion.
In the process, the Maidens claimed the Area Championship and will play in Woodstock on April 17 in the state tournament. Prior to that, the Maidens will complete their regular season with scheduled games Monday against Northeast Macon and Tuesday against Thomas County Central.
The Maidens opened up the first game by scoring 11 times in the bottom of the first inning. Charlton got a bases-loaded walk to Sydney Pevey to start the scoring and Brooke Spivey drove home two with a single.
A bases loaded walk to Leah Boatright was followed by an RBI single by Rebecca Clairday. A fielder’s choice drove home a run before Savannah Pollock singled home the seventh run of the inning.
Javonna Dykes then tripled home two more runs and came home on a single by Tiffany Rivera. Spivey picked up her second RBI single of the inning to complete the first inning scoring.
Charlton added two more runs in the second inning on a pair of groundouts and added three more in the third inning. A groundout, a bases-loaded walk to Rachael Lepley and an RBI single by Natalie Lynch completed the scoring as the game was called after Baker was retired in the fourth inning.
Lepley and Spivey each drove in three runs to lead Charlton.
The second game was more of the same as Charlton scored nine runs to start the game. A walk and three errors led to one run before Pollock singled home two more runners. Rivera followed with a two-run triple and Dykes singled home the sixth run. Another error and singles by Taylor Murray and Clairday added three more runs for the 9-0 lead.
Charlton was right back at it in the second inning when Rivera hit her second triple to drive home Pollock and scored on a single by Spivey. Lynch would pick up an RBI single and Abigail Burnsed drove in two more with a double. Two errors allowed two more runners to score before Pollock’s double wrapped up the inning with a 17-0 lead.
After Baker was retired in the bottom of the second the game was called. Pollock and Rivera led the Maidens with two hits and three RBI’s each.