The Gilmer Lady Cats softball team traveled south on 515 on Tuesday to play the Dragonettes of Pickens in a region match up. With the thoughts of a last inning loss to Northwest Whitfield last Thursday most likely still on their minds, the Lady Cats were ready to put out the fire Pickens has been breathing over their last several games.
The Top of the first started in the way that Coach Charles had hoped for. Lead off batter Jayd Hamby stepped in the batter’s box and ripped a double to centerfield. Mallory Kiser advanced Hamby to third on a 6-3 sacrifice followed by a hard single by Jasmine Staley that scored Hamby for the first Gilmer run. The Lady Cats added one more in the inning with a single(Hannah Bennett), sacrifice(Taylor Elliott) and a double(Allison Sirmans). Jaylin Vick started in the circle and shut down the Dragonette batters in the bottom half of the inning leaving the score 2-0 after one complete. The second inning was quite for both teams with no runs on the board. The lady Cats added 2 more in the top of the third with the help of Isabella Chastain, Emily Dale, Taylor Elliott, and Hannah Bennett all with singles. In the home half of the third Pickens put up 3 of their on to close the gap to 4-3.
Adding 2 runs in the fourth the Lady cats stretched the lead to 6-3 on the Dragonettes. In the 4th through 6th innings, pitching and defense dominated and kept the numbers on the scoreboard the same for Gilmer while Pickens scratched up one to present a 6-4 score heading to the 7th. The Gilmer batters went quickly in the top half with the last chance for the Dragonettes looming. With Vick still in the circle, Pickens came through with a walk off victory putting 3 last inning runs for a 7-6 walk off win. This was the second last inning loss for the Lady Cats in consecutive games.
Coming through at the plate for Gilmer with an excellent game were Hannah Bennett(3-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored and a walk), Jasmine Staley(3-4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored), Allison Sirmans(2-4 with 3 RBI), and Jayd Hamby( 2-4 with 1 run scored). The Lady Cats had 13 hits in the 7-6 loss with Jaylin Vick allowing 7 runs on 12 hits in the 7 inning game. Vick through 108 pitches with 70 being strikes.
Next up for the Gilmer Lady Cats will be on Wednesday night as they travel to River Ridge for a 7:00 PM game.
By Reagan Young, TeamFYNSports Reporter
This past Thursday at the Mountaintop Holiday Classic, the Gilmer Bobcats took on the Coahulla Creek Colts at Fannin County High School. Both teams were battling to redeem themselves from their lost games prior to the matchup at Fannin County. The Colts did not come to “horse around”, they put their all into the game and the Bobcats did the same.
During the first quarter of the game, Gilmer relied heavily on inside passes for shots under the basket which was how they scored the majority of their points. This allowed Bobcat, Kell Weaver, to be the main man inside throughout the game and lead Gilmer in scoring with twenty-five points. The Colts did most of their scoring from the outside thanks to their point guard, Maddox Adams. Adams led his team in scoring with twenty-eight points overall. Although the teams had different methods of scoring, it didn’t mean that one was better than the other. As the buzzer sounds for the first quarter to end, the Gilmer Bobcats and Coahulla Creek Colts were tied with a score of 14-14.
Both teams were fighting for the lead as soon as the second quarter began. The Bobcats gained more confidence in their shooting and started making outside shots. Bobcat, Tyler Sims, contributed twenty points for Gilmer with his outside shots. Another Bobcat, David Smith, followed the trend by scoring a three point shot for his team. Bobcat number two, Carter Hice, started driving the lane and put eight more points on the board. Gilmer took the lead over the Colts after the second quarter with a score of 30-24.
With the Colts making fakes left and right, Gilmer also found an opportunity for more points. The Bobcats had the determination to look up the court and see the open lane as a perfect chance for layups. Bobcat, Coady Cobb, had the speed to make the layups and contribute six points for Gilmer. Another Bobcat, Austin Daman, contributed four more points to put on the board for his team. Gilmer doubled their lead over the Colts at the end of the third quarter with a score of 46-34.
Although the Colts lead strayed farther from the Bobcats, they were not giving up. Both teams started getting after it on defense and drawing fouls. Towards the end of the game, Gilmer started driving the defense inside, leaving teammates on the outside open where they would score more points. The Colts proved to have outstanding determination and hustle by going after loose balls and getting steals on defense. However, it was not enough for them to trot away with a win. Being the last game of the night, the Gilmer Bobcats closed out the first day of the tournament with a 66-54 win over the Coahulla Creek Colts.
The Bobcats win puts their overall record at 4-8 while the Colts stand at 3-7. Catch the Gilmer Bobcats next region game on January 5 at 8:30 as they travel to take on Northwest Whitfield!
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