Thursday, September 7, 2017
North Paulding High School
Hillgrove High School
Eidson’s Walkoff Gives Hillgrove Varsity Victory Over North Paulding
Hillgrove Varsity took Thursday’s game in dramatic fashion, with a 3-2 walk-off victory over North Paulding. The game was tied at two with Hillgrove Varsity batting in the bottom of the eighth when Avery Eidson singled off of Jill Dixon, driving in one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Gracie Hogg struck out four, while Jill Dixon sat down five.
Hillgrove Varsity knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the seventh inning. With one out in the seventh inning Rylee Mitchell drove in two runs when she doubled.
Hogg earned the win for Hillgrove Varsity. She pitched eight innings, allowing two runs, five hits, striking out four, and walking zero. Hogg recorded the last 24 outs to earn the save for Hillgrove Varsity. Dixon took the loss for North Paulding. She tossed seven innings, surrendering three runs, nine hits, striking out five, and walking one.
Hillgrove Varsity had nine hits in the game. Mitchell and Eryn Render each collected multiple hits for Hillgrove Varsity. Mitchell led Hillgrove Varsity with two runs batted in. She went 3-for-4 on the day.
Loren Walker led North Paulding with two hits in three at bats.