Courtesy of GCHS
Scoreboard operators were busy at the Gadsden City High School softball field on Monday (Mar. 14).
The host Lady Titans and Hokes Bluff combined for 27 hits – including seven for extra bases – and 23 runs as GCHS held on for a 12-11 victory.
Trailing 11-10 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Lady Titans loaded the bases with a walk by Taylor Willingham, a sacrifice bunt by Megan Henson, a walk from Arden Green and a bunt for a hit by Lindsey Tomlinson. That brought up Ella Day, who laced a two-run double to win the game.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to six lead changes in the game. Gadsden City’s Cassidy Underwood, Arden Green, Lindsey Tomlinson and Ella Day combined for nine hits and seven RBIs.
After Hokes Bluff took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, the Lady Titans responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a steal of home by Day and an RBI single by Sydney Boatner.
Gadsden City scored on an error and a passed ball in the second inning, then pushed across another three runs in the fourth by way of an RBI double by Lindsey Tomlinson, an error and an RBI single by Underwood.
In the bottom of the fifth, Lindsey Tomlinson’s triple brought home Megan Henson and Lindsey Arnold.
Cassidy Underwood hit her first career home run in the bottom of the sixth, bringing the Lady Titans within 11-10.
Amanda Kantzler got the win in relief for the Lady Titans, allowing no runs in two innings.
In junior varsity action, Gadsden City edged the Lady Eagles, 2-1. In five innings, winning pitcher Cayla Underwood gave up three hits, no earned runs and one walk while striking out two.