Brunswick High’s softball team split a region doubleheader at home Monday against Richmond Hill. The Lady Pirates dropped the first game 6-3 but rebounded in the second game for a 5-4 comeback win.
In Game 1, Richmond Hill jumped out to a 3-0 lead after a three-run second inning. Brunswick got a run back in the bottom of the second. Jayla Hollingsworth scored on a sacrifice by Jalia Hubbard to cut into the lead.
The Lady Pirates tied it up with a pair of runs in the fifth inning. With Hubbard on second base, Savannah Sellers singled to right field to bring home Hubbard to make it 3-2. Alyssa Giles plated Sellers with a triple to right to tie the game.
The Lady Wildcats would push across three runs in the top of the sixth to grab the lead again and shut down Brunswick in the final two innings to get the victory.
It would be a different story in Game 2.
Brunswick scored first with Rachel Eubank singling home Sellers in the first inning for a 1-0 lead. Richmond Hill tied the game in the third, but the Lady Pirates answered again in the bottom half of the inning.
Sellers singled with one out and came around to score on a double by Giles to make it 2-1 Brunswick. Giles would get to third and score on a passed ball to push the advantage to 3-1.
The lead disappeared in the next half inning as Richmond Hill plated three runs to grab a 4-3 advantage.
The score remained that way until the sixth inning. Raelyn DePratter doubled to start the inning and was sacrificed over to third base.
With two outs, Hubbard doubled to center field to score DePratter and tie the game.
Molly Williford followed with a single to score Hubbard to put the Lady Pirates up for good. Erica Bentley retired the side in the seventh inning to preserve the win.
The two teams will meet again Wednesday in Richmond Hill.