Lady Tide rallies in last at bat to defeat Poplarville 8-7
Submitted by Kristi Mitchell/ Edits by Carey Meitzler

The never-say-die Lady Tide rallied from four runs down to overtake the

Poplarville Lady Hornets 8-7 on a blustering night at the Lady Tide softball

complex. The win pushed Picayune's record to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in district.

After holding Poplarville scoreless, the Lady Tide scored three runs in the

home half of the first inning. Allison "Dink" Bynum roped a triple to right

center field that plated Courtney Dickens and Kellye Bolar who walked

and singled respectfully to start the inning. Cassie Rabion followed with a

sacrifice fly to score Bynum to put Picayune up 3-0.

The Lady Hornets did not lay down as bunched together three consecutive

singles with a sacrifice fly to score two runs in the top of the second to cut

the lead to 3-2. They added one run in the third, another run in the fourth

and three in the fifth to lead 7-3.

In the bottom of the fifth, Picayune would get one run back when Katie

Kent singled, stole second, and advanced to third on a bunt by Kasey

Mitchell, and scored on a RBI single from Dickens to make the score 7-4.

Picayune held Poplarville scoreless in both the sixth and seventh.

When the Lady Tide came to bat in their last chance, it appeared that t

hey had fire in their eyes as their bats came alive.

Breonne Spikes single, but was erased at second base on a fielders choice

off the bat of Katie Kent. Sarah Trexler slapped a grounder to the Poplarville

second baseman that was mishandled and Kent raced to third on the play

putting baserunners at first and third. Kasey Mitchell legged out a bunt

single that allowed Kent to score making it 7-5. Dickens hit into a fielder's

choice forcing out Mitchell at second and moving Trexler to third base.

Kellye Bolar singled to score Trexler cutting the lead to 7-6.

Trailing by a run with two outs, Katie Hebert stepped to the plate and

slapped a triple to right center field that enabled both Dickens and Bolar

to score and give the Lady Tide a heart stopping win 8-7 win.

Picayune will host five district games next week starting with Long Beach

on Monday.