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The Lady Wolverines finished play on Monday with a three-game winning streak.

Prince Avenue Christian School’s softball team held a 5-2 record following Monday’s 16-8 victory over Monroe Area. After beginning the season 2-2, the Lady Wolverines rattled off three wins in a row to climb above .500.

Their winning streak began Saturday, Aug. 14, against Alcovy. Earlier that morning, Prince Avenue Christian dropped a 13-2 game to Oglethorpe County but avenged it later in the afternoon by knocking off Alcovy 9-3.

The Lady Tigers began the game by going ahead 2-0 in the first inning thanks to a pair of RBI singles. Prince Avenue’s offense was quiet during the bottom of the first but woke up in the second frame.

Jordan Chamberlain singled with one out and, after Anna Williams grounded into a fielder’s choice, Addy Ragle brought Williams home on an RBI double. Rachel Biggs followed suit with a two-RBI base hit to push Prince Avenue ahead 3-2.

Alcovy got two-straight singles to open the third and later scored a run on an error by Lady Wolverines third baseman Lauren MacDonald. The score was tied 3-3.

That held until the bottom of the fourth when the Lady Wolverines took the lead and never looked back.

Chamberlain and Williams singled and Ragle laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance them both into scoring position.

Chamberlain scored on a groundout by Biggs. Then, Audrey Vandagriff and Taylor Thomas earned back-to-back walks to load the bases.

Madi Gillespie drilled a three-RBI double into left field to give Prince Avenue Christian a 7-3 lead.

Williams worked her way to third base during the bottom of the fifth with Ragle behind her at second. Vandagriff came to the plate and delivered a two-RBI single to give Prince Avenue Christian its decisive 9-3 advantage.

Vandagriff finished the game 3-for-3, as did Chamberlain.

Gillespie’s three RBIs led the team that game, followed by Biggs and Vandagriff with two apiece. Thomas and Ragle each drove in one run.

Vandagriff, Thomas and Gillespie each walked once.

Gillespie pitched and went the full seven innings. She gave up six hits and two earned runs while striking out seven batters and issuing zero walks.

The Lady Wolverines hosted Chestatee last Wednesday and poured it on, winning 15-0 in only three innings via the mercy rule.

Vandagriff led off the game with a double and later scored on a wild pitch after advancing to third on a passed ball.

Thomas and Gillespie walked consecutively before MacDonald brought them both home on an RBI single.

Keirsten Perry reached on an error and then Chamberlain scored her and MacDonald with a base hit.

Sam Cartey replaced Chamberlain as a courtesy runner. Cartey stole second base and took third on a wild pitch. Biggs drew a two-out walk later in the inning. Cartey scored on a wild pitch, making it a 7-0 game, before Vandagriff scored Biggs on a single.

Thomas came through with an inside the park home run, adding two more runs to the board and giving Prince Avenue Christian a 9-0 edge.

Gillespie singled and then advanced to third base on an error. Dachelle Lucas came on as a courtesy runner for Gillespie and Lucas scored on a wild pitch moments later, giving the Lady Wolverines a 10-0 lead by the end of the first.

Bailey Throckmorton singled in the second inning and later scored on a wild pitch. Cartey walked soon thereafter. Vandagriff singled and an error by Chestatee allowed Cartey and Vandagriff both to score, pushing Prince Avenue ahead 13-0.

Lucas, Gillespie and Marleigh Mixon loaded the bases via walks before a groundout by Josie Goffended the inning.

Ragle earned a two-out walk in the third before Cartey singled. Vandagriff notched a single to load the bases.

Lucas singled, which scored Ragle and loaded the bases again. Gillespie then walked and earned an RBI to push the lead out to 15-0, ending the game early.

Prince Avenue Christian totaled 11 hits in that game, led by Vandagriff’s 4-for-4 effort. Thomas, MacDonald and Chamberlain each recorded a pair of RBIs. The Lady Wolverines walked 10 times and only struck out once.

They traveled to Oglethorpe County last Thursday and worked to a 5-3 lead before rain forced a postponement of the game. That game was scheduled to pick up in the third inning Wednesday after press time.

On Monday, Prince Avenue Christian hosted Monroe Area and won, 16-8.

MacDonald cranked out five RBIs on two hits, leading the team in both categories. Vandagriff, Gillespie, Perry and Chamberlain recorded two hits apiece as well.

The team walked seven times during the game and never struck out.

Gillespie pitched three innings and gave up two earned runs on three hits. She struck out five batters and only walked two.

Throckmorton finished the game in the circle, tossing two innings and allowing just one earned run on fourt hits. She had one strikeout.

Unfortunately for the Lady Wolverines, they committed three errors to help Monroe Area score five unearned runs.

Monroe Area went up 3-0 in the top of the third before a 12-run explosion gave the Lady Wolverines the lead in the bottom of the frame.

The Lady Hurricanes added five runs in the fourth and then Prince Avenue Christian tacked on three in the bottom half of that inning.

The Lady Wolverines added one more run in the fifth to finish off the game early.

Prince Avenue Christian will host Mount Pisgah Christian on Thursday before hosting another Saturday doubleheader against Social Circle and Stephens County this weekend.

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