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Published 12:00 am Friday, February 27, 2009

Stormy Robison was the starting pitcher for the Lady Tigers Tuesday night. The Panolian photo by Angie Ledbetter

Lady Tigers rally to down Southaven

By Angie Ledbetter

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Down 2-1, the South Panola Lady Tigers used a three-run fourth inning to take the lead and the game from Southaven at home Tuesday night.

The Lady Tigers (3-2) matched up with the Lady Chargers (2-2) in a battle of bats.

“I was very proud of the girls getting hits off of that talented pitcher,” South Panola head coach Ashleigh Hicks said. “She pitched against us last year and she shut us down a lot.”

Lady Tiger pitcher Stormy Robison started the rally with a triple to right field. With two runners on, relief pitcher Kenzi Reed singled to drive home Robison to cut the score 2-1.

With two outs, Lady Tigers catcher Kelsay Hancock hit a single to right field driving home Madison Greenlee and Reed for the necessary runs to take the lead and eventually the win.

Kim Adams was on the mound for the Lady Chargers.

Robison started on the mound for the Lady Tigers and pitched three innings. She was relieved by Kenzi Reed.

Neither team scored any runs in the first two innings. Adams hit a triple in the top of the third to score lead off batter Nikki  Stormy.

Lady Charger Laci Patterson hit a single RBI to drive Adams home for their second run.

“The difference in the game was that the girls believed in themselves,” said Hicks. “They didn’t give up like most teams do when they’re down by two runs in fast pitch. It might have gotten worse and ended two to nothing.”

The Lady Tigers hosted Cleveland last night and will travel to Grenada on Saturday to play in the Grenada Jamboree. The first game is at 9:00 and the next game is at 1:00.

The Lady Tigers junior varsity team (4-1) traveled to Senatobia on Monday night and tied the first game at 16 and won the second game 14-2. Tuesday night, they defeated Southaven 5-1. Second baseman Paige Jordan lead the 5-1 rally with two home runs. The other three hot bats were left fielder Olivia Taylor, third baseman Lindsey Calvert and out fielder Christa Brown.