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Lady Trojans sit in first place after big region wins


Lady Trojans sit in first place after big region wins Photo courtesy of Coffee Softball

The Lady Trojans sit atop the region standings after picking up a pair of region wins on the road this week. They split at Greenbrier and notched a mercy rule win at Jenkins. 

 

 

In game 1 Erin Robinson continued to dominate in the circle going 10 innings and striking out 13 hitters in the shutout. Coffee won 1-0 as senior Imani Paulk drove in the game winner in the 10th with 2 outs, sending Hannah Capps home. Paulk added another hit in the game and Hanna Hutchison, Morgan Adams, and Imori Paulk all had 2 hits for the Lady Trojans. Hannah Capps, Kaci Thacker, Erin Robinson, and Ella Winters chipped in 1 each. “This was one of the better played games I've ever been a part of as a coach. Both teams were solid for 10 innings in every facet of the game,” said head coach Stan Hughes.

 

 

In game 2 Coffee dropped a 5-3 decision to Greenbrier behind some pretty good pitching by a trio of Lady Trojans. Hannah Capps, Hanna Hutchison, Kaci Thacker, and Ella Winters had 2 hits each for the offense. Morgan Hodges, Imori Paulk, Erin Robinson, and Imani Paulk all added a hit as well. Emme Cole, Brylee Gamage, and Erin Robinson all pitched well for Coffee as the Lady Trojans try to add some depth to a really good rotation. 

 

 

"The two freshmen really grew up a little on the road and that's what we need as a staff. Erin always gives us a great outing but we have to have depth,” said Coach Hughes. 

 

 

Thursday the Lady Trojans were back on the road at Jenkins and cruised to a 15-1 win. Morgan Hodges and Kaci Thacker pounded out 3 hits and Hannah Capps and Imani Paulk added 2. Hanna Hutchison and Ella Winters chipped in with a hit to round out the offense. Four pitchers shut out Jenkins on 2 hits. “Morgan Hodges, Hannah Capps, Emme Cole, and Brylee Gamage were all solid for us again as we try to add some depth late in the regular season. All 4 were effective and spin it pretty good,” said Coach Hughes. 

 

 

Earlier, the Lady Trojans took a pair of wins at home against Brantley County and Statesboro. Coffee avenged an early season loss by knocking off the Lady Herons 2-0 behind a 4-hitter by Erin Robinson. Robinson threw 7 innings and struck out 15 in the shutout. Morgan Hodges had 3 hits and fellow senior Hannah Capps added a pair to set the tone. Senior K.J. Thacker and freshman Ella Winters added 1 hit apiece in the win. 

 

 

Coffee enjoyed a big 9-1 win over Statesboro pounding out 10 hits. Morgan Hodges stayed hot with 3 more hits including a double and an inside-the-park home run while Hanna Hutchison and Imori Paulk added 2 hits each including a double by Hutchison. K.J. Thacker, Hannah Capps, and Ella Winters all had a hit in the region win. Erin Robinson did not allow a hit and struck out 12 for her 8th win of the year and kept her ERA under a run. 

 

 

The Lady Trojans will be on the road at Lee County before playing Ware County on Tuesday. Senior Night will take place Thursday against Bradwell Institute at Haircloth Field. 

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