JV Lady Cats play well

Published 2:54 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bainbridge High School junior varsity softball team won one of three close games in an invitational tournament hosted by Lee County on Saturday in Leesburg.

In the tournament opener, the JV Lady Cats jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead and went on to post a 5-4 victory over the Colquitt County JV Lady Packers.

BHS third baseman Laura Griner led off the inning with a single, stole second and came in on a double by shortstop Lindsey Griner.

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Lindsey Griner came in when center fielder Anna Barber was safe on an error. A single by catcher Magen Vaughn and an error that allowed left fielder Aleah Clark to reach base got Barber across with the inning’s third run.

The Lady Packers pushed across a run in the fourth to cut it to 4-1, but the Lady Cats came right back with two in their half of the frame to go up 5-1.

The Lady Cats’ fourth inning runs were scored by right fielder Asia Erving, who singled, and third baseman Laura Griner, who reached on an error.

In their second tournament game, the JV Lady Cats bowed 16-3 to the Lowndes County JV Vikettes. Their big scoring inning was again the first when they scored all three of their runs.

Laura Griner, who moved from third base to catcher for the Lowndes County game, led off the inning with a single and promptly stole second. She came in on a one-out single by second baseman Anna Barber.

Third baseman Magen Vaughn doubled in Barber with the second run and came in to score on a fielder’s choice.

In their third and final tournament game, the Lady Cats were edged 8-6 by the host Lee County JV Lady Trojans.

The Lady Cats took a 1-0 first inning lead. The run was scored by center fielder Anna Barber, who singled.

The Lady Cats scored their final five runs of the game in the third inning. The runs were scored by third baseman Laura Griner, who walked, shortstop Lindsey Griner, who reached on an error, center fielder Anna Barber, who reached on a fielder’s choice, catcher Magen Vaughn, who walked, and left fielder Aleah Clark, who reached on an error.