SP Slowpitch vs Grenada

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 28, 2012

SP falls to Grenada, loses Franks for season

By Myra Bean

Trying to spark some momentum for her teammates, Amanda Ivy-Franks saw her slowpitch season come to an end with as she slid into third base Thursday night.

Ivy-Franks broke her tibia against South Panola district foe Grenada in only the team’s second game of the season.

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Grenada had a commanding 17-3 lead in bottom of the fourth inning and after Ivy-Franks was assisted off the field in an ambulance, the coaches agreed to call the game at that point.

Ivy-Franks, a Mississippi State commit, was responsible for all three runs on the board. Her two run triple in bottom of the first scored Sidney Morgan and Chresha Brown who singled to get on base. Ivy-Franks scored on a Caitlyn Seay ground out to the pitcher  for the third run.

Nine defensive errors on part of the Lady Tigers spurred an eight-run inning for the Lady Chargers which all but put the game away in top of the second 13-3.

Grenada added three runs in the third and one in the fourth while holding the Lady Tigers scoreless.
The Lady Tigers return to action today at Independence for non-district action at 4 p.m.