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From Staff Reports
The GCHS Lady Wildcats scored four runs in the top of the third inning at Pascagoula on Tuesday and held on for a 4-3 non-region win over the Panthers.
Freshman pitcher Charleigh Stewart pushed her season record to 3-1 with the win. Stewart pitched six innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out three. Sophomore Hannah Hillman worked the final inning For GCHS to earn the save.
Hillman also led the Lady Cats at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Senior Paris Pierce, along with juniors Olivia Eubanks, Destiny Eubanks and Kayla Mazzocchi also had hits for GCHS.
The Lady Cats now turn their attention to Thursday, when region foe Poplarville will visit for a big early-season matchup. Greene County enters the matchup with a 7-2 record overall and 0-1 in region play. This will be the region opener for the Lady Hornets, who are 3-4 on the year thus far.
Game times for Thursday are 5 p.m. (JV) and 6:30 p.m. (varsity).
Lady Cats bounce back after tough road loss at Lawrence Co.
The GCHS Lady Wildcats bounced back from a disappointing loss to kick off region play with an impressive road win Monday at Gautier.
The Lady Cats had been swinging hot bats heading into last Thursday’s trip to Lawrence County. Unfortunately for Coach Tyler Barham and his team, the bats cooled off on the way to Monticello as GCHS managed just two hits against a solid Cougar team en route to a 10-0 loss. The big difference in the game was an 8-run second inning for the home team.
Sophomore Kat Garrett and freshman Charleigh Stewart were the only GCHS players to record hits. Meanwhile, GCHS starter Hannah Hillman had her toughest outing of the year, giving up 10 hits and eight earned runs as the Cats dropped to 0-1 in region play.
Greene County responded well, however, with an 11-1 win at Gautier Monday night. The win will not count in the region standings, but should go a long way toward wiping away memories from the trip to Lawrence County.
Freshman third baseman CharLee Meadows led the way offensively, bashing her second home run of the season (a 3-run shot) and a triple, while driving in two runs and scoring three.
Sophomore Kat Garrett had a solid night at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Destiny Eubanks was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Tiana Caver, Hannah Hillman, and Paris Pierce drove in runs and scored, while Kayla Mazzocchi and Olivia Eubanks scored as well.
Hillman was solid in the pitchier’s circle for GCHS, allowing just one hit and no earned runs. She walked two and struck out three to improve to 3-1 on the season.