Sports / Outdoors – 3/28/2006

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Panolian: SPORTS – March 28, 2006

  From the 3/28/06 issue of The Panolian       
 SCHEDULES – BASEBALL:             

Green Waves squeeze out district win
     over Kirk
By Myra Bean

With the score tied at five and two outs, North Delta’s Pittman Harrison scored on a squeeze play aided by a passed ball for the 6-5 district win against Kirk Academy Friday evening.

The Green Wave had loaded the bases with Harrison, Hunter Darby and Bryce Raddatz. Evan West was up to bat facing a 2-2 pitch when Kirk overthrew the catcher. Harrison was already halfway home and slid into homeplate though no one with a ball was close by.

It was a different story Thursday when the Green Wave hosted Magnolia Heights who walked away with an 11-0 win.

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The Green Waves have defeated Kirk twice this season with the Friday win.

The Green Wave led 1-0 at the bottom of the first inning on a J.T. Dalrymple run. Kirk took the lead
2-1 in the top of the second inning.

In the bottom of the third, the Green Wave tied the score on a double RBI (run batted in) by Hunter Darby to score Harrison.

The fifth inning was huge for the Green Waves as they scored three runs for the 5-2 lead.

Dalrymple singled and scored on a squeeze play. Chris Pike singled and scored on a passed ball. Harrison walked and scored from third when Bryce Raddatz grounded out to shortstop.

Kirk retaliated in kind at the top of the sixth inning, scoring on three RBI singles to tie the score at five. Kirk had loaded the bases before the third out, but Kirk grounded out to third baseman Darby who threw to first baseman Raddatz to get out of the inning.

The Green Wave played Marvell in a non-conference double header Monday night but the scores were not available at press time.

Tonight the Green Waves are on the road to face Bayou Academy in a district game. This is the first game between these two teams this season. Friday, the Green Wave will travel to Delta for non-conference action. Games will start at 4 p.m.

Lady Tigers hit 3-game skid
By Myra Bean

The South Panola Lady Tigers had a long weekend with three straight losses Thursday through Saturday.

"We’ve gone 15 innings without a run," coach John Davis said.

South Panola lost a heartbreaking lead and district game to No. 3 ranked Horn Lake Thursday night 4-2 in seven innings.

Friday, the Lady Tigers faced the No. 1 team in the state, Madison Central, and lost 12-0 in seven innings.

Saturday, South Panola traveled to Southaven to take on the Desoto Central Lady Jaguars and lost 5-0 in seven innings.

Against Horn Lake, the Lady Tigers led 2-0 going into the top of the seventh inning. All game, Horn Lake had not been able to get any runs in though they had managed to get five people on base the first six innings.

In the seventh inning, Horn Lake turned the game around by loading the bases. On two fielding errors by the Lady Tigers, the Lady Eagles tied the game and then went ahead.

The Lady Tigers got two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Lady Eagles made some crucial fielding plays and held off the comeback.

Scoring for the Lady Tigers was Latara Ferrell, courtesy runner for Lauren Suratt, on an RBI (run batted in) single by Summer Gee in the bottom of the fifth. Suratt had singled to get on base.

In the bottom of the sixth, Whitney Kiihnl scored on a double RBI by Leann Parrish. Kiihnl had singled to right field to get on base.

The Lady Tigers played a makeup game with Olive Branch last night but the score was not available at press time.

The Lady Tigers have one of the biggest games of the season tonight in Southaven against the Lady Chargers. The Lady Tigers will try to overcome a
7-0 loss to the Lady Chargers March 7.

The Lady Tigers will be participating in the Morris Hunter Memorial Invitational Softball Tournament this weekend, Friday through Sunday at Desoto Central High School. Times will be announced later.

South Panola Track
     South Panola’s Demetrius Dunn (second from right) hands off the baton to teammate Leroy Diggs in the 4×100 relay in a practice meet with Horn Lake Thursday afternoon. The Tigers and the Eagles will hold another practice meet at South Panola Thursday beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Sign up set for city softball
Registration for the city of Batesville softball league will be held Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Batesville Intermediate gym. The league is open to men and women teams in the church and independent leagues.

Teams must have a representative at this meeting. Teams should bring a $100 deposit to insure a place in the league.

Tigers regroup for wins
By Myra Bean

The South Panola Tigers bounced back into the win column this weekend after falling to Horn Lake last Tuesday.

South Panola took no Eagle prisoners Friday night as they downed Horn Lake 15-6.

Saturday the Tigers enjoyed a rare win over Senatobia 15-5 in five innings, using the mercy run rule.

"Tuesday, Horn Lake threw everything at us," head coach Patrick Robey said. "Friday, they could do nothing with us."

Horn Lake jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

South Panola got the bats going in the top of the second inning and scored five runs. The Eagles pulled within one, 5-4, in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Everything worked for the Tigers in the top of the fifth as they went through the batting order and scored seven runs.

Horn Lake was able to score two runs in the bottom of the sixth and the Tigers held them scoreless in the bottom of the seventh.

The Tigers lost to Senatobia three times last year, according to Robey.

"It was time for some payback," he said.

The Tigers led 3-2 at the endof the first inning. Then they scored five runs in the bottom of the second for an 8-2 lead.

The Tigers scored one in the bottom of the third, five in the bottom of the fourth and one in the bottom of the fifth for the win.

Some more tough district battles face the Tigers this week.

Tonight the Tigers play host to Southaven in the second game of the three-game series. Game times are 5 and 7 p.m.

South Panola won the first game 3-0 in Southaven. Friday, the Tigers return to Southaven for games at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, the Tigers will be in Oxford for a double header against Lafayette County at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.



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