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Lady Hounds whip Veterans 16-4 in their preseason game
by Chuck Thompson
Aug 14, 2014 | 671 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Junior McKenzie Barnes allowed only one hit in three innings last Wednesday at Veterans.
Junior McKenzie Barnes allowed only one hit in three innings last Wednesday at Veterans.
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They still have a lot of room for improvement, their coach says, but the Lady Hounds made a good early showing with a 16-4 victory at Veterans High last Wednesday in a preseason game.

“The score didn’t really indicate how much we’ve got to work on,” Blake Lyons said. “I thought we hit OK, and we were pretty good on defense. We made some good throws, some good decisions on where to throw, but some of the younger girls also hesitated and didn’t make throws when they should have. And our pitchers have to do a better job throwing strikes and getting ahead in the count.

“Their pitchers after their first girl struggled some, so it was hard to really gauge where we are with our bats. But we took advantage of what they gave us, ran the bases well, and that was good to see.”

The Lady Hounds open the regular season with two games at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville on Saturday – against Oconee at 2 p.m. and West Laurens at 4 p.m.

Their first home game will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Georgia Military.

Against Veterans last week, Cheyanne Mosteller was 2-for-3 with a double, four RBIs and three runs to lead the attack. Charli Justice was 2-for-2 with a double, Kaylee Skinner was 2-for-3 and Madison Cavender was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

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