SP Slowpitch

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 16, 2011

Lady Tigers undefeated season comes to end

By Angie Ledbetter

The South Panola Lady Tigers’ undefeated season came to a halt at the hands of the Columbus Lady Falcons district doubleheader Tuesday night.

Not only did the Lady Tigers fall in the first game 10-9, but they lost a big lead and the second game in extra innings 18-15.

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It was not what the South Panola Lady Tiger’s slowpitch softball team expected after their bus broke down and they arrived in Columbus two hours late.

The Lady Tigers found themselves down 10-4 in the first game, but battled their way back from a 10-1 deficit in the third inning.

Amanda Ivy hit a home run in the top of the first. Destine Brandon followed with a home run but it was negated as she stepped out of the batter’s box. Brandon later hit one in the seventh.

After Brandon’s home run in the seventh, Chresha Brown also slammed a home run.
Scoring for the Lady Tigers in game one were, Ivy, Brandon and Meri Morgan Fortune, two each; Brown and Crystal Contreras, one each.

The Lady Tigers had seven hits but made seven errors while the Lady Falcons had eight hits and made only two errors.

In the second game, the Lady Tigers built a 12-5 lead going into the top of the fifth. The Lady Tigers scored one run in the first and five in the second while Columbus scored three in the second.

South Panola added to its lead in the third with one run, while Columbus got two across the plate.

In the top of the fifth, South Panola pushed four runs across home plate while holding Columbus scoreless.

Columbus started its comeback in the sixth inning scoring seven runs while holding the Lady Tigers to one.

Going into the seventh, South Panola was leading 13-12. Columbus scored the necessary run to tie the game at 13 forcing an extra inning.

South Panola only scored two runs in the extra inning, but Columbus got the winning run across the plate.

Brandon hit her second home run of the night and also singled. Contreras hit three doubles and two singles. Lauren Calvert had three singles. Christa Brown, Fortune and Diamond Browning had two singles each. Ivy, Marla Rudd and Lindsey Calvert had one single each.

Scoring runs were Contreras with four; Ivy, Rudd and Browning, two each; Fortune, Brandon, Lindsey Calvert, Christa Brown and Lauren Calvert, one each.

The Lady Tigers had 14 hits and one error while the Lady Falcons had 16 hits and five errors.
The Lady Tigers were back in action last night at Grenada for another district game and will host J. Z. George at home Tuesday at 4 p.m.