Buford 10, Elbert County 1
Buford’s softball team hosted Elbert County on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Buford Softball Complex in a non-region game. The Wolves defeated the Blue Devils 10-1 in five innings.
Junior Emma Grace Williams (3-0) pitched the five innings for the win for Buford (8-0, 1-0).
Offensive standouts for Buford were Mackenzie Pickens (2-for-3, three-run home run, four RBIs), Caroline Stanton (2-for-3, double, one run scored), Adriana Martinez (2-for-3, solo home run) and Emma Castorri (1-for-2, triple, one RBI, one run scored).
Up next for Buford is a region game against Mill Creek at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Buford Softball Complex.
Seckinger 6, Collins Hill 2
Seckinger played a non-region game at home against Collins Hill on Monday, Aug. 29, and the Jaguars beat the Eagles 6-2.
In the first inning, Seckinger (6-8, 3-3) would score three runs while Collins Hill was only able to add one run in the second inning to try to make up for a tough first inning. The Jaguars would extend their lead in the third inning by adding two runs, and in the fourth inning, they tacked on one additional run, making it 6-1 going into the top of the fifth inning. Collins Hill tried to rally and managed to pull off one more run but could not come up with enough to defeat Seckinger.
The winning pitcher for Seckinger was Addison Watson, who only allowed three hits and two runs and threw 54 strikes out of 72 total pitches for the day.
Offensive standouts for Seckinger were Malissa Felbaum (3-for-3, three RBIs) and Kelley Feigen (2-for-3, one RBI). A total of four bases were stolen by the team’s offense.
Defensively, the Jaguars played an error-free game.
Up next for Seckinger is a region game at Chestatee at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 30.
Buford 3, Mountain View 0
On Monday, Aug. 29, Buford opened its region play in a game at Mountain View where the Wolves defeated the Bears 3-0 with set scores of 25-19, 25-13, 25-12.
Standouts for Buford (13-1, 1-0) were Ashley Sturzoiu (12 kills), Polly Cummings (26 assists) and Dylan Cummings (11 digs).
Up next for Buford is a non-region home game against St. Pius and Marist beginning at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 30.