| By Myra Bean
It was a heartbreaker all around as the South Panola Tigers fell to Southaven 11-5 Tuesday night.
The Tigers (13-6 overall, 3-3 district) had previously beaten Southaven 3-0 on March 7.
The two teams will have one last chance tonight to determine the winner of the three-game district series in Southaven.
Tiger head coach Patrick Robey found it hard to say anything good about Tuesday’s game. The Tigers committed fielding errors which led to Charger scores.
South Panola went through three pitchers before the end of the game.
David Renfroe was the starting pitcher, who was relieved by Ethan Bright in the fifth inning. Barrett Johnson then relieved Bright for the final two innings.
On one play Southaven was able to clear the bases because a ball was overthrown and went into the Charger dugout in the top of the fifth inning.
The Tigers led 2-1 going into the top of the third inning. Southaven scored three runs in the top of the third to take the 4-2 lead.
In the first inning, Jonathon Flint singled to right field to drive home Johnson who had doubled to get on base.
Then Flint scored on a passed ball from third base.
In the bottom of the third, Tyler Benson scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Jameson Rodgers to center field.
In the top of the fifth, Southaven put the game away with three runs and then scored four runs in the top of the sixth.
The Tigers were only able to get two more runs in throughout the game.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Rodgers scored on a single RBI from Lance Hendrix.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Johnson hit a solo homerun over the centerfield wall for the last run of the game.
The Jr. Varsity Tigers took the game 6-4 on two solo homeruns by Ethan Bright in the first and third innings.
In the first inning, Robbie Brown scored on a walk off run by Bud Barthold. Brown had singled to get on base.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Tigers scored three more runs.
DeArlo Miles hit a single RBI to drive home Brandon Taylor, courtesy runner for catcher Marty Stokes, who had singled to get on base.
Barthold scored on a passed ball to home plate. Then Miles scored on a RBI single by Monroe Harrison for the final run of the game.
Southaven scored all four of its runs in the top of the third inning.
The games tonight in Southaven are slated for 5 and 7 p.m.
The Tigers played a makeup game with Tupelo Thursday but the score was not available at press time.
Saturday, the Tigers will be in Oxford to play Lafayette in a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.