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SP Lady Tiger fastpitch

SP claims second state title

By Myra Bean

The South Panola Lady Tigers claimed their second straight MHSAA 5A State fastpitch softball championship with a 2-0 win over Harrison Central Monday night.

The Lady Tigers’ pitcher Whitney Kiihnl pitched a no-hitter, retiring 14 batters and walking one.

The first run came in the top of the first inning. Haylei Plummer doubled to left field and came home on a Casi Brooks single RBI. The game remained 1-0 until the top of the seventh.

Lady Tiger head coach Ashleigh Hicks activated reserve senior players Bethany Moore and Kayla Roden to have a bat in their final game. Both girls delivered.

Moore hit a line drive to right center field for a single. Roden followed with another line drive to right field. Kiihnl walked to load the bases. On a single RBI by Hillari Plummer, Moore scored the second run.

Complete game information will be in Friday’s edition of The Panolian.

In the Tuesday May 5 publication, a special State Championship edition will be published.