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South splits Saturday games; Effingham County wins opener

South Effingham played two wild games at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon last Saturday, scoring six runs in the eighth inning to beat North Atlanta 12-9 but surrendering a run in the bottom of the seventh in a 9-8 loss to host Tattnall Square.

In the win, Whitney Thompson had two hits and drove in three runs to lead a 15-hit attack. Sarah Messex had three hits and Emma Darrow, Kenzie Ergle and Bailey Kendziorski each had two and Jaden Burns hit a home run

In the loss, Makayla Croft had two hits and a homer and drove in three runs. Darrow, Thompson, Ergle and Burns had two hits apiece.

SEHS (1-1) will be home Thursday against Emanuel County Institute.

Effingham County opened its softball season with a 7-0 win over Washington-Wilkes in a game stopped after five innings because of rain.

Pitcher Ava Wingate struck out six, walked one and allowed just one hit.

Lauryn Wilson had a hit and drove in two runs. Emma Reynolds and Rylee Mills both had a hit and an RBI and Shelby Aiken walked twice and scored two runs. 

ECHS’ second game Saturday against Greenbrier was rained out and rescheduled for Monday.

The Rebels (1-0) will be back in action Thursday for a Region 2-AAAAAA doubleheader at Brunswick.