Lady Pirates struggle hitting in Glenwood Tournament

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

The Lady Pirates are 1-4 since starting the season 4-0, having suffered a 7-1 loss to Edgewood, 1-0 loss to Pike Liberal Arts, 2-1 loss to Glenwood in the Glenwood Tournament, and also dropping a home game last Tuesday night to Southern Academy 9-5. Pickens Academy's lone win in the Glenwood tournament was a 1-0 win over arch-nemesis Macon East.

"We batted 10-for-81 on the weekend and we scored three runs all weekend," Pickens Academy coach Wade Goodman said. "That's just unacceptable. It's unacceptable on my part. If we don't do anything but hit (in practice) from now on, we've got to hit better. We didn’t bunt well either. If you're not going to hit, you've got to be able to bunt. If you can't hit or bunt, you get beat 1-0 and that's what we got."

Edgewood, 7

Pickens Academy, 1

The Lady Pirates threw Courtney Dudley against the AISA Class AA Lady Wildcats. Dudley would allow seven runs on 10 hits throughout five innings. The game was tied at 1-1 until the top of the third inning when Edgewood scored two runs to make the score 3-1. Burnham would then hit a home run to left field to make the score 4-1 in the top of the fourth. The Lady Wildcats would follow with two more runs in the inning to go ahead 6-1 and ultimately win 7-1.

The only PA score of the day came on a MacKenzie McCool home run. Courtney Dudley, Caroline Lewis, and Carleigh Cameron each had one hit apiece for the Lady Pirates.

"That’s the only 2A team we played, so I was going to pitch Courtney every time we saw a 2A team," Goodman said. "The bottom line is that we didn't hit and that's what it really is all about."


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