The LFO tourney brings in strong competition throughout North Georgia, the Lady Jackets held their own with a 4-1 performance.
The Lady Jackets opened the tourney with a 5-3 victory over 4-A No. 3 ranked Marist. The Lady Jackets scored first, pushing a run across the plate in the first inning. They added a second run in the third for a 2-0 lead. Marist fought back in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2. In the fifth the Lady Jackets outscored their opponent 3-1 for the win.
Shyanne Dobson picked up the victory with a 5 1/3 inning performance where she allowed one earned run on eight hits and struck out five. She also walked two.
Alyssa Shawgo picked up the save, throwing the last two-thirds of an inning. She struck out one.
Danielle Phillips led the team offensively with three hits including a double, triple, and she also scored three runs. Shanta McDaniel went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs.
The Lady Jackets faced their toughest opponent of the season in the second Friday game, falling to 1-A No. 1 ranked Gordon Lee 7-3.
Calhoun took a 1-0 lead in the second but Gordon Lee scored four runs in the third and would not relinquish the lead.
Shawgo picked up the loss. She threw the complete game, allowing six earned runs off of seven hits, while striking out four and walking two.
Taylor Kelly led the team with a triple and Bree Walraven added a double. The Lady Jackets struggled defensively, committing five errors in the game.
On Saturday, Calhoun opened with a 4-2 victory over 3-A No. 6 ranked Heritage. The Lady Jackets scored four runs in the first inning and the held on for the win.
Shawgo was the winning pitcher. She threw the complete game and allowed one earned run off of five hits, while striking out five and walking two.
Kelly and Wimberly Roe led the team offensively with a double and an RBI each.
Calhoun edged out another victory in the next game, defeating LaFayette 3-1.
Dobson pitched well, allowing no earned runs and five hits. She struck out three and walked one.
Morgan Stewart led the team offensively by knocking in all three runs on two hits, one of which was a double. Carly Curtis picked up three hits in the game. Phillips had two hits and McDaniel added a triple.
In the final game of the tourney, the Lady Jackets rolled over 1-A No. 7 ranked Strong Rock 9-0.
Hannah Wilson picked up the victory. She threw the complete game while allowing only two hits. Wilson struck out one.
Stewart and Walraven each had two hits and two RBIs in the game. Stewart added a triple. McDaniel and Kelly had a double and and RBI each.
Stewart led the team offensively in the tourney. She went 5-for-10 (.500) with seven RBIs. Walraven followed, going 5-for-11 (.455). Curtis went 6-for-14 (.428) and Phillips went 6-for-15 (.400. The Lady Jackets hit .351 as a team. The team also got strong defensive play from Stewart in centerfield, Kelly at second, and Phillips playing shortstop.
Shawgo improved her record to 6-1 on the mound this season. Dobson is 3-1 and Wilson is 2-1.
Calhoun is now 11-2 overall (as of Aug. 21).