Chargers Drop Two to Lions in Second Match Up of the Year
After copious reschedules, cancellations, COVID issues, and Weather on top of all that?. the Chargers were finally back in action yesterday playing Wallace State- Hanceville in a double-header. The second Double-header matchup the two teams have met up in this year.
Game one started off as a good old-fashioned pitcher?s duel. As both team?s pitchers held of opposing offenses until the Lions opened up scoring in the bottom of the third inning. The Chargers answered immediately with a run of their own, to which the lions answered with two runs bottom of the fourth as well as four more in the bottom of the fifth. The Chargers went on a late inning rally scoring one in the top of the sixth and four in the top of the seventh, however, it was not enough to overcome the Lions lead. Chargers dropped game one with a score of 6-9.
Montana Ledbetter and Maggie Schandera split time on the mound for the Chargers game one. Ledbetter started in the circle throwing four innings giving up four hits, three walks, and three earned runs while striking out four of the Lion?s offense. Schandera pitched the last two innings allowing four hits and three earned runs.
Hailey Cronic opened up the offensive effort for the Chargers in the top of the fourth inning, blasting a solo home run over the right center. Cronic and Izzy Marcotte (also smashing a home run) both recorded two hits and Marcotte tallied two RBIs in the game. Lacey Rutledge, Madison Bennett, and Alexis Poole also tallied an RBI a piece. Haley Overton recorded one hit.
Game two was an all-out battle up until the last out. The Lions opened up the offensive effort scoring one run in the bottom of the first. This solo run was answered quickly by the Chargers who scored runs in the top of the second and third innings. Wallace State answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth, and walked it off with the go ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning with a deep hit to right field with two outs. Final score 2-3 Wallace State-Hanceville.
Madalyn Morton went the distance in the circle for the Chargers. Morton allowed only six hits, two walks, and two earned runs. She struck out four of the Lions in seven frames.
Izzy Marcotte and Taryn Hitchcock led the offensive effort for the Chargers. Marcotte had two hits and tallied and RBI, while Hitchcock had one hit that tallied and RBI. Allison Daffron, Madison Bennett, and Hailey Cronic all also recorded hits in game two as well.
Your Chargers are back in action on Thursday, March 18th, as conference play opens up with Georgia Military College at GMC?s home field.