Georgia Military pitcher Dixie Raley beat Jones County twice last week, striking out seven and walking none in a 4-2 victory in Gray last Tuesday and striking out six and walking one in a 3-2 win at Veterans High in the Houston County Brawl in the Fall tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Hounds won their other three Brawl games, however, to improve to 5-2 on the season.
Jones County defeated Crawford County 10-2 on Thursday and Perry 7-1 on Friday in games played at Perry High. And in the Lady Hounds’ first game at Veterans on Saturday, they downed South Effingham 10-8.
“I thought we played pretty well for the week,” Jones County coach Blake Lyons said. “Georgia Military has been a state finalist the last two years. Dixie is going to get her strikeouts, but I thought we did a better job hitting the second game against them. We were hitting line drives instead of flying out. A bad call helped them tie it up, and then they won in the tiebreaker.
“We had a lightning delay Friday, but the girls came back out and got into it and we won. Saturday, I was pleased with the way we played despite it being so hot. The girls had enthusiasm and did a lot of good things.”
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