It was "getting back what's ours time" for the Lady Dog softball team as they trounced Keystone 11-0 on Monday night, April 7. This was the first district win of the season for the Lady Dogs who have been dogged by bad luck most of the year. The victory was doubly sweet as Keystone has already defeated the Lady Dogs twice this year.The game began slowly as both teams came up scoreless in the 1 inning. However, Keystone did get two hits and Erin Hall got one hit for Suwannee. But the runners on each team were unable to score.
In the second inning, Keystone went scoreless, but Suwannee started off with a single by Katie Smith. Candace Goodman singled and moved Smith to second. Jamie Ward then hit a sac-bunt and advanced Smith to third and Goodman to second. But Smith was put out trying to steal home when Jenna Jordan hit a ball to the third baseman. Goodman made it to third base, and Jordan made it to second base.
Up next was Lea Schenck, fresh up form the JV team. Schenck hit the ball to the short stop who couldn't handle the hit allowing Goodman to score the only run of the inning. In the third inning pitcher Katie Smith held Keystone scoreless again, and Suwannee put five runs on the board.
Ragan Nobles, Sarah Foster, Candace Goodman and Lea Schenck all hit singles.
In the fourth inning, Keystone finally scored their one and only run of the game while Suwannee came up scoreless. But they still had the lead 6-1.
In the fifth Suwannee scored one more run. Goodman walked and made it to second when Ward reached first base off an error. both Goodman and Ward advanced off a pass ball. With runners
at second and third, Jordan got an infield single. The bases were loaded. Goodman then scored the only run of the inning off a wild pitch. It was 7-1 Suwannee.
In the sixth, with two outs, Katy Norris reached first base on a error .Smith was up next. She came up with a big triple, scoring Norris. And it didn't end there. The next two Suwannee batters walked, and scored when Jordan hit a ground ball to the Keystone shortstop who over threw first base. This last flurry of runs ended the game.
When the Lady Dogs added four more runs to their tally, they dimed Keystone. The score was 11-1.
Katie Smith was the winning pitcher. She gave up six hits, two base on balls, had four strike-outs, and the defense did the rest. Suwannee committed only one tiny error for the night and it didn't cost the team anything.
Keystone, who had beaten Suwannee twice before, committed a total of six errors. The Lady Indians had taken spring break off and hadn't practiced in over a week. At least, that was their excuse. Suwannee, even though the Lady Dogs didn't practice everyday, didn't take a break and it made the difference.
Suwannee had a total of eight hits. Katie Smith hit 2 for 4. Candace Goodman hit 2 for 2 and was walked twice. Erin Hall, Lea Schenck, Sarah Foster each hit 1 for 3. Jenna Jordan and Ragan Nobles each hit 1 for 4.
Suwannee's record now stands at 7 wins and 8 losses. For the district the Lady Dogs record is 1-4.
The next game for Suwannee's Lady Bulldogs
is on Friday, April 11 against Hamilton County which will also be senior night. The game against the Lady Trojans is always good. The first pitch goes out at 7 p.m. Come out and support the Lady Dogs softball team.
Go Lady Dogs!