Sumbitted by Lucretia Moss
The Choctaw County Chargers softball team travelled to Kosciusko Friday night for the Kosciusko Classic to take on Leake Central.
The Chargers had a slow start on this cold Friday night. After 4 innings the Chargers were down 2 to 0. The bats heated up in the top of the 5th with Lizzie Thomas starting off the inning with a triple. Three base hits from Kierra Fair, Sarah Moss, and Haley Lucas, along with a double from Makenzie Toombs, put 4 runs on the board to take the lead 4 to 2. Leake Central put up one more run.
The Chargers did not end it there as they continued in the 6th with hits from Moss and Toombs getting triples, and each collecting 2 RBI’s for a final score of 9 to 3.
Toombs was the pitcher in the game recording 8 strikeouts for the night. On Saturday, the Chargers travelled back to Kosciusko for Game 2 of the Kosciusko Classic against St. Aloysius. With another slow start and down by 6 after 1 inning things slowly started getting better for the Chargers. Toombs was able to reach base on an error at shortstop to score the 1st run for the Chargers in the 2nd inning. With the 3rd inning scoreless for both teams, the Chargers put 4 runs on the board with hits from Brennan Power and Kierra Fair each getting singles an Sarah Moss hitting a double to close the gap to 6 to 5.
Each team would each score 3 more runs but it was not enough for theChargers as they take their first loss of the season 9 to 8. Emily Robison and Sarah Moss both had pitching time. Moss recorded 5 strikeouts in the game.
Next games are on Tuesday at home against Ethel at 5 p.m.,Thursday at Eupora at 5 p.m.and at home on Saturday against Kosciusko for adoubleheader starting at 11. come out and support the Lady Chargers.