Sonoraville 6, Coahulla Creek 3
After surrendering an early lead, Coahulla Creek dropped its first game of the season on Thursday in a region game to Sonoraville at home, 6-3.
Sonoraville scored five runs in the top of the second inning, something the Lady Colts (2-1, 0-1 in Region 6-3A) just couldn't overcome.
"We knew Sonoraville was going to be tough," Coahulla Creek coach Josh Swiney said. "They did a really good job getting the job done with the big hit. That one big inning really hurt us.
"Our region -- I'll put it up there with one of the toughest in the state. We expect a battle every time."
The Lady Colts couldn't seem to find the right hit when they needed it. They scored two runs in the bottom of the second after their opening run in the first, but left six runners on base during the game.
"I was proud of how we battled back and made it a game. We never really felt like we were out of it," Swiney said. "But, we need to be able to compete and get those timely hits. We've got pitching and defense, but that's really the takeaway from today."
Sophia Voyles pitched all seven innings while recording nine strikeouts. Five players finished with one hit apiece, including Voyles.
Coahulla Creek takes on Gordon Lee at 9 a.m. on Saturday in the Lady Catamount Tournament at Heritage Point Park.
Dalton 11, Sprayberry 0 (five innings)
Dasia Ware hit a three-run home run in the first inning to get things rolling for Dalton as the Lady Catamounts picked up a win in their first road game of the season on Thursday over Sprayberry, 11-0.
Ware finished 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored for Dalton (3-3, 3-3 in Region 6-6A). Zoe Dales finished 3-for-3 with one RBI, while Keen Johnson was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Claire Archer was 2-for-3 with one RBI, while Aliza Martinez was 1-for-1 with two RBIs.
Emily Brunson picked up the win, pitching all five innings while allowing only one hit.
Dalton hosts its Lady Catamount Tournament today and Saturday at Heritage Point Park, beginning with a game at 8:30 p.m. today against Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.
Northwest Whitfield 12, Southeast Whitfield 0 (four innings)
Northwest Whitfield breezed to a win over Southeast Whitfield on Thursday at home, 12-0.
Alex Smith led the Lady Bruins (4-0, 1-0 in Region 6-4A), going 3-for-3 with one RBI. Shaylen Sutton finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs, while Molly Middleton was 1-for-1 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Smith also picked up the win in the circle, pitching all four innings.
Madison Powell, Lauren Taylor and Megan Towe each had a hit for the Lady Raiders (1-4, 0-2 in Region 6-4A).
Northwest plays three games on Saturday at the Lady Catamount Tournament at Heritage Point Park, starting with Ringgold at 9 a.m. Southeast travels to Murray County for a game at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Christian Heritage 9, Mount Pisgah 0 (five innings)
Tatiana Chiesa pitched all five innings with four strikeouts and no walks as Christian Heritage School defeated Mount Pisgah on Thursday night at home, 9-0.
Tessa Hawkins led the Lady Lions (2-1), going 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Mary Kate Humphrey was 2-for-3 and Elisa Costello finished 1-for-2 with three RBIs.
Christian Heritage plays on Saturday at the Lady Catamount Tournament at Heritage Point Park. It takes on Gordon Central at 9 a.m. and Pace Academy at noon.
Christian Heritage 12, North Cobb Christian 3
Chiesa pitched seven innings with nine strikeouts on Wednesday to lead Christian Heritage to its first win of the season over North Cobb Christian, 12-3.
Costello was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple and three RBIs. McKenzie Hoffman finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Chiesa and Humphrey were both 2-for-4 with one RBI, while Ansley Adkins was 3-for-3 with a solo home run and one RBI. Ellie McDonald finished 2-for-3 with one RBI.