By R. Alan Richardson
The Middle School Lady Diamond Dogs celebrated their eighth grade recognition night with a big win over rival Putnam County this past week. They entered the PAC Tournament this past weekend. Results were not available at press time. We will give you all the details of that event next week.
Pitcher Averi Camp struck out seven of only 14 batters she faced in the game that ended 16-0 with the mercy rule in place after only three innings to get the win. She gave up two hits and walked two over that time frame. She was outstanding. Six players accounted for 12 of MOCO’s runs by scoring twice. Siddalee Otlaw, Amelia Anderson, Nichole Hill, Camp, Tallie Ray, and Brooklyn Mims all had banner days at the plate. Taylor Whitaker went two for three with two singles and scored once. Brianna Lanford had a double to the fence late in the first inning to bring in two runs in a huge first inning for the Lady Dogs. Ray also had a big hit in the inning with a triple that went down the line in right field to clear the bases and give her three RBI’s.
Morgan sent 15 batters to the plate in the first inning and it was over from there. They scored 11 runs in their half of the inning. Walks and hit batsmen didn’t hurt their cause as Putnam gave up six walks and two others that took one for the team. The big hit of the inning came off the bat of Ray who tripled to unload the bases and give the Dogs a 5-0 lead. It was 11-0 after the first inning of play, 14-0 after two and the final came up to 15-0 to end the contest early. Emmy Moss scored the final run to end it after three. She walked, moved to second, third, and scored after Ray was hit by a pitch, and Mims and Taylor Whitaker walked for the win.
The Eighth graders were greeted after the game for all the hard work they’ve put in for the past two seasons. They are:
Averi Camp#8 (escorted byMelissa and Will Camp)
Destiny Hunter #1
Siddalee Outlaw #24 (escorted by Jace and Vanessa Outlaw)
Nichole Hill #10 (escorted by Jake and Misty Hill)
Brianna Lanford #6 (escorted by Josh and Kim Lanford)
The remainder of the roster is below:
Anna Kate Hill