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Lady Trojan bats hot to start season

The LC Lady Trojans are off to a hot start to the 2021 softball season having accumulated a 4-1 record and outscoring opponents 59-31. The season opened with a 25-4 win over Spalding High in Griffin Aug. 5. Pitchers Lilly Tavares and Autumn Hinkley combined to four-hit the Lady Jags. Katelyn Ziehme had two hits and four rbis to pace LC. Cara Bishop and Paige Mayfield each had two hits and three rbis. On Aug. 6, LC took its only loss of the season 8-2 to Newton County which put the game out of reach with five runs in the top of the seventh. Hinkley went seven innings and took the loss for the locals. Ziehme had three hits for LC while Mayfield added two. On Aug. 7, Lamar squeaked past Mount deSales 11-8. Hinkley went 5.1 innings and struck out three. Mariyah Zavala and Lauren Wilcher had three hits each to pace LC. Ziehme drove in two runs. Also on Aug. 7, Lamar topped Hampton 8-6. Tavares went 5.1 innings with Hinkley coming on in relief. They limited Hampton to five hits. Ziehme, Wilcher and Jamizyah Banks had two hits each for LC. Issys Foster and Morgan Strickland each drove in two runs for the Lady Trojans. On Aug. 12, Lamar topped Howard 13-5 at Aldora Field. Hinkley went the distance for the win, striking out three. Ava Smith had three hits and four rbis to lead LC. Wilcher had three hits and drove in two runs. Bishop added two rbis for Lamar. The Lady Trojans opened region play at SW Macon Tuesday. Washington County is here for another region matchup Thursday. First pitch is at 5:30 p.m. LC travels to Buena Vista Saturday for non-region battles with Marion County and Baconton Charter.

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