Friday July 20th, 2018 9:36PM

Softball round-up: Banks pitches perfect game for East Hall; Stephens, Buford battle

By Morgan Lee Sports Editor

The East Hall softball team swept past Rabun County in a doubleheader on Saturday, including a perfect game performance from the Lady Vikings' Macy Banks in Game 1.

Banks proved untouchable in East Hall's 12-0 win in the series opener, pitching 4 innings while striking out five and not allowing a single base runner. Morgan Butts took the loss for Rabun County. She threw three and two-thirds innings, giving up 12 runs, seven hits, and striking out four.

Steffanie Redmon led East Hall at the plate, going 2-for-3 at the plate with two home runs. The Lady Vikings finished with seven hits in the game.

Redmon also pitched well in Game 2, blanking the Lady Wildcats for a 14-0 win. The pitcher yielded just three hits in 4 innings work, while also striking out six, and walking one.

Banks led East Hall at the plate, driving in eight runs. She finished 3-for-3 with a double and two home runs. The Lady Vikings collected 12 hits. Banks, Redmon, Cox, and Kaitlyn Daniel each finished with multiple hits.


The Stephens County softball team moved to 3-0 on the season on Saturday after victories over Habersham Central and Hart County.

Emma Whitfield didn't allow a single run as the Lady Indians defeated Habersham 8-0. Whitfield allowed just four hits.

Stephens's offense was boosted by Nat Morgan, who went 4-for-4 at the plate. The Lady Indians finished with 12 hits. Morgan, Emma Whitfield, and Kayley Sellers each collected multiple hits for Stephens County.

The Lady Indians grabbed an early lead on their way to a 13-2 victory over Hart County.

Stephens County scored eight runs in the seventh inning to seal the contest, including a double by Nat Morgan, a double by Sellers and a home run by Alanna Dunson. 


The Lady Wolves (4-1) pulled off a comeback win and suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday in the Rumble at the Ridge tournament in Buford. Buford went 3-1 in tournament play.

Buford fell to Evans 8-3 in Game 2. Payton Shells pitched 3 1/3 while allowing five and seven runs (four earned). She also struck out two and walked two.

Kelly Paulson helped lead the Lady Wolves' offense, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Kelsey Bennett was 1 for 3 and Ansleigh Hollifield 1-for-2 with a RBI. Meredith Massey also went 1 for 2.

It was a far cry from the first game of the day, as the Lady Wolves stormed back to beat Lambert 6-5. Trailing 5-3 going into the last inning of play, with two outs, Buford scored three runs to seal the victory. 

Kelsey Bennett singled to left field with the bases loaded to tie the ballgame at 5-5. Hannah Jo Hyatt then drove in Arielle Oda for the winning (and game-ending) run. Ansley Byers won the game in relief of starter Logan Caymol.

Hyatt finished 3-for-4 with a RBI, while Bennett went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored. Oda also went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base, and Katie Perkins finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Buford travels to South Forsyth on Tuesday.

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