BATESVILLE – The South Panola Tiger baseball team playoff hopes died when the Tigers lost back-to-back district games to Southaven and Olive Branch last week.
The Tigers (13-13 overall, 2-4 district) finished the season Monday, April 14 in Vicksburg, but the score was not available at press time.
The Tigers fell to Olive Branch 9-0 Friday night. The Tigers traveled to Cleveland Saturday and won 4-1.
Last Tuesday, April 8, the Tigers lost to Southaven 5-1.
The weather was pretty close to perfect for baseball Friday night. The Tigers loaded the bases a few times against Olive Branch, but were unable to get a run across the plate.
Walt Love started on the mound for the Tigers and Ryan Willis relieved him in the fourth inning.
Against Cleveland, catcher Bradley Striplin was hot at the plate. He had three hits, one of which was a homerun. He also had a double.
Tyler Brewer was the winning pitcher which brought his total wins to 5-5. Brewer will play in the 2003 All-Star Baseball Games, June 7, in Hattiesburg.