Lady Aggies start 2-0 in district play

Photo by Josh McDaniel

By T. Scott Boatright

The Choudrant softball team rolled its District 2-B record to 2-0 Thursday night as the Lady Aggies took control early and held on for a 7-4 home win over Forest.

It was the bottom of the second when Choudrant’s first three batters reached base on errors, with all three batters – Addison Worley, Emma and Mattie Johnson – scoring runs to push the Lady Aggies to a 3-0 advantage.

Forest pushed across three runs in the top of the third, but Choudrant added a pair of runs in the bottom half of the stanza to go on top 5-3.

After Forest added another run in the top of the inning, Holly Bennett led off the bottom of the fifth for the Aggies with a single before Worley’s two-run blast pushed Choudrant out to a 7-3 advantage.

Choudrant now stands at 18-3 on the season and stands in fifth place in’s Division V Nonselect School softball power rankings.

“We started the week off rough but winning the next two to open the district season hopefully helps us build momentum as we head down the stretch,” said Choudrant coach Wayne Antley. “The girls are working hard and playing pretty good softball right now. We just have to keep it going.”

Choudrant 16, Simsboro 5

The Lady Aggies opened District 2-B play with a win as Choudrant grabbed an early lead on Tuesday  and held off a late Simsboro rally try.

Mattie Johnson’s opening-stanza double provided the power in the Lady Aggies’ three-run first inning before the first two Choudrant batters struck out to open the second before adding four more runs before the stanza ended with another strikeout.

“Getting that big lead was important in that one,” Antley said. “But we knew Simsboro could always try to battle back, which they did late. But opening district play with a win is always a good thing, so that was good to see.”

Choudrant added a run in the third stanza on a Bailey single Another two-run double by Johnson in the fourth started off a four-run inning for the Lady Aggies, pushing Choudrant’s lead to 12-0 at that point.

Simsboro plated its first run in the bottom of the fourth inning and tried to rally in the bottom of the fifth, pushing across five runs on three hits and a pair of Choudrant errors.

Claiborne Christian 6, Choudrant 4

The week didn’t start well for the Lady Aggies as a costly error in the fourth gave the winning run to Claiborne Christian, which added an insurance run in the sixth to seal the win for the Lady Crusaders.

Choudrant jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second before Choudrant tied things up in the top of the third on a two-run homer from Zoey Smith, but Claiborne Christian plated a run in the bottom half of the stanza for a 3-2 advantage heading into the fourth inning.

The Lady Crusaders pushed their lead 5-2 in the fifth off a pair of triples and a fielding error allowed Claiborne Christian to score a couple more runs.

Addison Worley’s two-run double in the top of the fifth inning accounted for Choudrant’s other two runs.

Holly Bennett picked up the loss for Choudrant despite giving up only two earned runs in the contest.