Adairsville softball takes 3 of 7
by Jason Greenberg
Aug 14, 2014 | 717 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Adairsville softball team has been busy so far this season. The team has already played seven games, including six in a span of a little over 24 hours this weekend.

During that time, the Lady Tigers were able to win three games at the Model Tournament in Alto Park while getting their younger players experience before region play begins Monday.

“We hit the ball really, really well. We outscored our opponents, 28-26, so we’re getting the offensive production that we expected and hoped for,” head coach Kandace Bruno said. “Everybody is producing, either laying down a bunt or getting a base hit. They’re all doing what we asked of them.”

Adairsville lost its first two games of the Model Tournament to Bremen and Darlington by scores of 2-0 and 6-4, respectively. However, Adairsville would bounce back to beat Cedartown, 6-4, in the third game of the tripleheader Friday.

“We had a really good win against Cedartown,” Bruno said. “I think they won the [Model] tournament or did very well.”

Saturday’s tripleheader began with a 7-2 loss against Gordon Central, but Adairsville responded with wins over Coosa and Darlington by a combined differential of nine runs.

The Lady Tigers have been receiving strong contributions offensively from some of their younger players.

“Morgan DeBoard is killing it. She’s seeing a beach ball. Bailey [Robinson] has started off pretty hot. She’s kind of cooling down, but she’s putting the ball in play,” Bruno said. “Emily Collum is killing the ball; she’s had some really good at bats. Morgan Creel has had some good at bats. She’s been able to find her way on base.”

Adairsville again had a strong game offensively in its most recent game, but it resulted in a loss against Southeast Whitfield on Tuesday.

“Southeast was a good hitting team and we put up a good fight. We just had one bad inning. We put some runs on the board and we had a lot of hits,” Bruno said. “Offensively, we’re doing great. Defensively, we’ve got some things to work on, and it’s not any massive huge thing, it’s just mental. It’s correctable.”

In the circle, Adairsville has been working three pitchers in its rotation, including senior Kayla Bailey and freshmen Loren Harris and Alyssa Hughes. “They’re all getting some time. Kayla Bailey started and Loren Harris came in on relief this weekend and Alyssa threw two games as well, so we’re just trying to mix it up and they’re doing a great job. We just have to get the defense solid behind them and it will come.”