Out of town tournament team wrap-up
Published 11:34 pm Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Troy Darlings sub-district run is at an end, this after the Darlings lost to Crenshaw County 10-4 in the championship game to finish second.
“It was a good defensive battle,” said head coach Shane Calhoun. “Their defense was good, but a lot of times we hit the ball hard right at them. I’m proud of our girls because they fought hard. But, you can’t win them all.”
Troy was led by Mykyia Milton and Ajaylla May, who both hit home runs.
Hannah Calhoun had two hits for the Darlings.
The Troy Belles took on a familiar foe in the Sub-District championship Tuesday night, and like it did earlier in the tournament, it came out victories.
Zion Chapel and Troy met once again, and thanks to clutch hitting and pitching, Troy came away with the championship win, 8-4.
“It feels wonderful,” head coach Buddy Mehaffey said Tuesday night.
“The girls really had to battle back to win this game. We put it all together and got the job done.”
Troy trailed Zion Chapel 4-1 at one point, but slowly chipped away at the lead until the fourth inning, when scored three runs to give itself a 5-4 lead.
Troy would add three more runs in the fifth and sixth inning to clinch the game and the championship.
Olivia Hudson helped her team out at the plate with a home run and an RBI double, while Amberlyn Baker and Madison Mehaffey also added RBI doubles in the critical fourth inning.
Shelby Hughes added a two-RBI double in the fifth inning.
After a big win on Monday night, the Dixie-Minor National Rookies team found themselves on the wrong side of a lopsided score on Tuesday night.
The Troy team took on the Enterprise Americans team and in the end, it was the team from Enterprise who advanced on, as Troy fell 25-7.
“We played them really well for three innings,” head coach Scott Reeder said. “But we weren’t able to get the hits when we needed them, and they put it to us.”
The loss ended the Troy team’s tournament season, and while Reeder said his team was disappointed about the outcome – they still had a lot to be proud of.
“They played hard all the way through,” the coach said.
“They were upbeat after the game and I am proud of they competed all through the tournament.”
In a possible elimination game, the Troy Dixie Angels team found a way to hang on to their tournament dreams Tuesday night against Headland.
Troy won 5-4 after battling back from a 4-3 deficit.
“We went up against slower pitching than we had seen recently, and it affected the girls,” head coach Larry Sanders said.
“But we were able to adjust and get a win.”
Two big hits for Troy came from the bats of Gracie Scarbrough and Ashlan McCord who drove in the game tying run and go-ahead runs, respectively.
Now, Troy will face Dothan for the championship and a shot at redemption.
Dothan beat Troy on Monday 4-1, but Sanders said he believes Troy has a chance to win as long as they can hit the ball.
“We had one hit against them (on Monday).
“As long as we hit the way I know we can, we will be fine,” the coach added.
If Troy should win its first game against Dothan at 5:30 p.m. it will have to win a second game against Dothan to claim the championship in Eufaula.