TIFTON — April continues to be very good for the Abraham Baldwin Fillies softball team. After beginning the month at 5-27, the Fillies are now at 14-28 on the year after a 5-2, 13-0 sweep over the South Georgia College Lady Tigers here Tuesday.

The Fillies are now 9-7 in the Region XVII standings.

“There is no better time than April to get on a roll,” ABAC head coach Donna Campbell said of her team that is now 9-1 on the month.

ABAC got strong pitching Tuesday in the South Georgia sweep.

Jessica Littlejohn started game one and went the distance. The sophomore did not allow a base runner until a leadoff walk in the fourth inning. She did not allow a base hit until there was two outs in the sixth.

Both runs she gave up were unearned and came in the seventh inning. Littlejohn ended the day with six strikeouts, two walks and three hits allowed.

In game two, Jordan Tharp went the first four innings. She gave up two hits and no runs, while striking out three and walking one. Amanda Tucker closed out the game with a scoreless fifth inning that saw her strike out one batter. The game only went five innings due to the “mercy” rule.

“It all starts with pitching and we got it today. Jessica, Jordan and Amanda all got the job done,” Campbell said.

While the Fillies got good pitching all day, ABAC also jumped out early with its bats.

In game one, the Fillies led off with a double from Candice Toms and a triple off the bat of Kayla Futch. That led to two runs in the frame as Futch would score on a Littlejohn sacrifice fly.

ABAC then got single runs in the second, third and fourth innings.

Toms led the hitters with a 2-for-4 performance that included two doubles and two RBIs. Tharp was also 2-for-2, while Teresa Long was 2-for-3.

Futch had a triple and an RBI, while Amber Whittle had a double and an RBI.

ABAC’s other hits came from Littlejohn, Foster and Ashley Fairfax.

In game two, ABAC began with a bang as the Fillies sent nine batters to the plate in both the first and second innings. That resulted in nine runs.

The Fillies then added four more runs in the fourth to end the rout.

ABAC had 17 hits in the game.

Futch ended up going 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.

Megan Henley was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs. Toms was 2-for-2 with a double, Ivy Gartman was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Teresa Long was 2-for-2 with one double and two RBIs.

Adding one hit each were Glenna Ruth Parkman, Foster, Haley Maxwell, Tharp and Fairfax.

Tharp and Fairfax also each had one RBI, while Littlejohn knocked in a run when she hit into a ground out in her one plate appearance.

According to Campbell, the Fillies are currently in the midst of a battle in the region for the fourth seed.

ABAC will hope to continue its hot streak at home Thursday with a conference doubleheader against Georgia Military College. The first game is set for a 3 p.m. start.

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