Jordan Verbel was clutch at the plate with runners on base on Thursday, driving in four runs on two hits to lead Metter past McIntosh County Academy 17-8.
Verbel drove in runs on a fielder’s choice in the second, a home run in the third and a double in the fifth.
Metter collected nine hits and McIntosh County Academy had six in the high-scoring affair.
The Lady Tigers opened up scoring in the first inning, when a costly error pushed three runs across for Metter. The Tigers also put up five runs in the third inning. The third inning outburst of offensive firepower by Metter was led by Abbi Hall, Millie Fordham and Verbel, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Fordham was the winning pitcher for Metter. The fireballer went three innings, allowing zero earned runs, zero hits, six walks and four strikeouts.
Anslee Sheppard threw two and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen allowing six hits, three earned runs and one walk.
McClellan was the pitcher for McIntosh County Academy. McClellan surrendered eight earned runs on nine hits over five innings, striking out seven.
The Lady Tigers tallied nine hits on the day. Hall, Verbel and Fordham collected two hits apiece.
“This was a big region win for us today. I felt like we hit the ball well and put ourselves in a position to score early and often. We had great energy from the start and our girls stayed aggressive the whole game,” said Head Coach Eric Verbel.
The Lady Tigers returned to action on Tuesday against Bryan County.