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CCMS softball Lady Cougars advance to championship, high school team defeats Tift

Crisp County’s middle and high school softball teams hosted games on Monday afternoon, and both came up with big wins. The CCMS Lady Cougars defeated Worth County Middle in a conference semifinal game by a final score of 10-0 on the day, while CCHS defeated Tift County by a score of 11-2.

CCMS 10, Worth 0 

The middle school Lady Cougars needed just four innings to defeat Worth County by the final score of 10-0 on Monday afternoon to advance to the conference championship.

Reagan Bozeman pitched a four-inning shutout and struck out 10 batters in the contest for Crisp to get the win in the pitcher’s circle.

Key offensive contributors on the day for CCMS were: Addie Hobbs with two hits and two RBIs in three at bats, Cate Raines with three hits and two RBIs in three at bats, Abby Eady with one hit and two walks, and LaKayla Alexander and Camilla Bloodworth with one hit apiece.

The middle school Lady Cougars brought their overall record to 11-0-1 (W-L-T) on the season with the win. They will be hosting the conference championship game versus Lee West at the Crisp County Recreation Department Ball Complex at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

CCHS 11, Tift Co. 2 

The high school Lady Cougars defeated the Tift County Lady Blue Devils by an 11-2 final score line after five innings on Monday afternoon.

Crisp scored three runs in the first inning, followed by two in the second and one in the third frame, before piling on five more in the bottom of the fourth for the total of 11. Tift scored once in the top of the second and one more run in the fourth for their total of two.

Olivia Bridges got the win on the day for CCHS after pitching five innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out three Blue Devil batters.

Riley Blampied led the Lady Cougars offensively with four hits in four at bats, including an RBI triple during the third inning.

Final offensive stat totals for Crisp’s top contributors on the day: Blampied- four hits (triple/double/two singles), two RBIs, and one run scored; Sara Ruth Raines- one single, two RBIs, and two runs; Ainslee Forsythe- two singles, three RBIs, and one run; Olivia Taylor- two walks and two runs; Peyton Bozeman- one single and two runs; Peyton Adkins- hit by pitch twice, one RBI, and one run; Sydney Young and Abby Shiver- one run apiece.

The win brought the Lady Cougars’ overall record to 13-5 for the season. They will next be in action on Thursday with a doubleheader at Monroe High in Albany starting at 4 p.m. A win over Monroe on Thursday afternoon will wrap up a second consecutive region 1-AAA softball title for Crisp County.