The Seniors of Swing, Lumpkin County’s two senior softball teams, took part in non-league doubleheaders last week in preparation for their upcoming Clayton League matchups this week.
The Lumpkin County Miners continued to dominate the diamond when they swept the Franklin Old Bones and the Rabun County Relics in non-league doubleheaders.
The Miners started the week with a two-game, non-league set versus the Old Bones on Monday, July 29.
Franklin showed much fight against the Miners in game one, but Lumpkin County was able to pull out a close victory to win the first game of the doubleheader 14-12.
In game two, the Miners’ offense out-slugged the Old Bones and their defense held its own as Lumpkin County earned a 17-10 win.
“We improved our overall record to 33-8,” said Miners player/coach John Daley. “Last year we won 31 games all season and we still have two-plus months to improve on that record.”
The Miners went 31-29 last season.
The Miners added two more win to their 2019 overall record when they squared off with the Rabun County Relics on Wednesday, July 31.
The Relics had no answers for the potent lineup of Lumpkin County in game one of the non-league doubleheader and fell to the Miners by a final of 25-12.
The Miners continued to bash at the plate in game two and eked out a 16-13 win to complete the doubleheader sweep of the Relics.
The win improved the Miners’ overall record to 35-8.
While the Lumpkin County Miners enjoyed wins against Franklin and Rabun, the Dahlonega Gold prepared for their next Clayton League matchup by competing against the Franklin Old Bones in a non-league doubleheader on Wednesday, July 31.
The Old Bones proved to be too much for the Gold to handle in the first game of the doubleheader. Franklin plated 22 runs in the game to defeat Dahlonega by a final score of 22-8.
The Gold put up a much better fight in game two of the non-league doubleheader, but fell just short of pulling out the victory.
Dahlonega dropped the game to the Old Bones by a final score of 15-13, allowing Franklin to record the sweep.
The Lumpkin County Miners (17-5) will get back to Clayton League action when they take to the diamond at Field #5 at the Rabun Parks Department to battle it out with the Lake Keowee Kings (7-15) today, August 7. The Miners currently sit in first place in the Sal DeVito Division of the Clayton League standings while the Kings come into the league doubleheader in last place in the Gordy Scargle Division. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 10 a.m.
The Dahlonega Gold (1-21) will look to keep improving on the season while they try to pick up their second league victory of the season when they face off with the Gordy Scargle Division’s first place Hendersonville Sluggers (20-2) on Field #6 at the Rabun Parks Department today, August 7. An upset versus the Sluggers could be the kind of confidence boost the Gold need to make a run in the final two months of the season. First pitch for game one is set for 10 a.m.