SPfpsb vs Hernando

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 18, 2016

South Panola shortstop Mallory Meyers had to defy gravity and snag the ball to put Hernando’s G. Coats out at second. Coats got down low and avoided the tag to be safe and go ahead and score Hernando’s only run of the night. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

South Panola Lady Tigers’ Haley Reid stretches on her belly to be safe at second base against Hernando Tuesday night. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

In the South Panola Jr. Varsity game against Hernando Tuesday, Lady Tiger second baseman Kaitlyn Tidwell goes to first to make the play. However, the Hernando player had bunted and beat the throw to first base. See the related story on page B1. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

Lady Tigers take district match from Hernando

By Ashley Crutcher
According to South Panola head fastpitch coach Ashleigh Hicks, the Lady Tigers are right where they want to be after a big 4-1 district 2-6A win over the Hernando Lady Tigers (15-5 overall, 3-1 district)Tuesday night. 
After honoring their five seniors, senior pitcher Caroline Dickins proceeded to mow down the competition striking out seven of the 25 batters faced. She pitched the complete game in seven innings allowing three hits, one unearned run and no walks.
Also honored with Dickins were fellow seniors Amber Helmes, Bethany Cotten, Rebekah Garner, Haley Reid, Teylar Patton, and Alexis Fondren.
The first two innings were scoreless. Hernando scored their only run in the top of the third.
Once on offense the Lady Tigers (17-3, 4-0) answered with four runs. Mallory Myers singled passed first, followed by another single to left by Dickins.
Myers scored the first run for the Lady Tigers on a double to center by Ali Cummins. Another double to right by Reid allowed Dickins and Cummins to score. Reid scored on an error by Hernando’s catcher who overthrew to third. Rebekah Garner was left on base after she doubled to center.
A strong defense allowed the Lady Tigers to hold Hernando to their single run. 
Hicks spoke about how the district was lining up with only two district games left on the Lady Tigers’ schedule. They traveled to Tupelo last night but the score was not available at press time.
South Panola travels to Hernando Tuesday to close out the district season.
 Hernando is second in 2-6A followed by Tupelo with a 2-2 district record and Columbus 0-6. Hernando has a date with Tupelo Monday in Tupelo.
Hernando defeated Tupelo 1-0 Wednesday night. South Panola defeated Tupelo 11-1 on March 22.
Hernando 8, SP JV 1
The Lady Tigers JV played a tough game against Hernando Lady Tigers Tuesday. Hernando run-ruled the South Panola 8-1. 
Hernando began scoring in the second inning as a batter doubled to left driving home two Hernando runners. Hernando scored two more runs while the Lady Tigers fought on defense as Nautica Edwards raced to catch a fly in right center. 
Two singles by Hernando allowed them another run in the third. On offense, Tra’meisha Toliver got on base with a bunt and was able to score on an error by Hernando’s first baseman. 
In the final inning, four singles loaded the bases for Hernando and allowed another run. A double drove in the final two runs of the game. 
The Lady Tigers will face Southaven at home Saturday morning at 10 and 11 a.m.

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