THURSDAY'S PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lee, Randolph So. both win; DWS falls

LEESBURG -- The Lee County softball team, after starting the season 0-2, finally got into the win column Thursday with a 7-4 victory against Hardaway, which handed Lee one of its first two losses of the season last week. The other came against Tift County.

But Thursday, it was Lee's turn for payback as Alyson Marshall picked up the win, allowing just six hits, while also going 2-for-3 from the play with a double. Natalie Shiver, meanwhile, was a perfect 4-for-4, and Ashley Nichols was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI. Hailey Scott (2-for-3, run scored two RBI) also a good day for Lee, which will next play at home Monday against Pacelli.


Alana McCook picked up the win, going 2 1/3 innings and allowing just three hits. Ace Madison Ragan then came in and struck out nine, shutting TAE down the rest of the way.

McCook also was 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and an RBI, while Ragan was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Brittany Holbrook finished with a double, and Gaby Jackson notched one hit and two RBI. The win improved Randolph's record to 3-1 as the Lady Patriots next play at Southland on Monday.


The Lady Knights remained winless on the season as Amber Olsen took the loss after allowing only five hits.

The bright spots for DWS included Casey Kincheloe (2-for-4, 2B, 3B and three RBI), Kelsey King (two hits, two runs scored and two RBI), Emily Stone (2-for-4, 2B) and Chandler Harris (2-for-4).