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SEB doubles up on Windsor Forest
SEB Softball
Southeast Bulloch's Mallory Hardy grins as she scores easily after an overthrow to third to exend her team's lead to 9-0 in the first inning against Windsor Forest Tuesday.

In honor of their football team’s big win Friday against No. 7 Screven County, the Southeast Bulloch softball team decided to put up a couple of football scores against the visiting Knights of Windsor Forest Tuesday. The Jackets took the first game of the doubleheader 18-0, and followed that up with a 22-0 victory over the Knights.

“We pounded out a bunch of hits, and I’m glad our team adjusted at the plate,” said Southeast Bulloch coach Aimee Civalier. “Both of our pitchers did a great job, and I really liked our approach at the plate.”

Southeast Bulloch was getting it done at the plate as well as on the mound. The Jackets pounded out 32 hits in their two games, including nine extra base hits, and three home runs. On the mound neither Alana Barnard nor Shylah Thames allowed a hit.

In game one things were over pretty quickly. The Yellow Jackets plated 15 runs in the first inning. The Jackets actually hit for the cycle in producing the first runs of the game. Barnard started things off with a three run inside the park home run, Thames added a two run triple, Mallory Lewis added a two run double and Madison Grams had an RBI single.

In the second the Yellow Jackets added three more runs. Lewis added another RBI with a single to center, and Thames capped off a 3-3 performance with her fifth RBI of the game, which came on a single to center.

“We are happy to get Shylah back out here,” Civalier said. “She started off the season playing volleyball, but has now joined us, and has really been producing.”

Barnard did the rest on the mound, as she ended up striking out all nine batters she faced in the three inning, run rule affair.

“Alana did an outstanding job on the mound,” Civalier said. “But what I’ve been most impressed with her lately, is how well she has been swinging the bat. She had three home runs last week and had another today.”

Game two saw much more of the same. Southeast Bulloch pounded out 20 hits in three innings, and scored 17 runs in the first inning. Among the highlights offensively in the first. Barnard had an RBI single and an RBI triple, Mallory Lewis had an RBI single and an RBI triple, and Mallory Hardy had an inside the park three run home run.

The lone homerun over the fence in the game came off the bat of junior Madison Grams. Grams pounded a pitch over the fence in left center for a three run home run, which put the Jackets up 20-0.

Windsor Forest is one of the many teams in Region 3 that struggle just to find nine girls to be able to field a softball team, something that helps the Jackets secure the No 1 seed in the region, but can also be a concern for coach Civalier.

“We have to remind the girls to warm up and practice hard, as if we are starting the state playoffs, so we won’t be surprised when someone hits the ball to us,” Civalier said. “We should have our real first region test next week when we travel to Islands. They haven’t lost a region game this year either.”

Up next for Southeast Bulloch is another region doubleheader at Johnson on Thursday. The teams are scheduled to get things underway at 4 p.m.