Lady Tide sweeps Bay High 6-4, 4-0
by Carey Meitzler

The Picayune Lady Maroon Tide was determined to rebound from

their 4-0 loss earlier this week to district leader Long Beach and

was able to do so in fine fashion as they got two strong pitching

performances in sweeping Bay High on Thursday by 6-4 and

4-0 margins. The sweep move the Lady Tide's district record

to 4-2 and in sole possession of second place behind Long

Beach (7-0).

Picayune 6 Bay High 4 (10 innings)
In game one, Picayune had to go into extra innings to defeat

the Lady Tigers. Bay High, the designated home team in the

first game, had chances to win the game in the seventh and

eighth innings, but Picayune's defense held them in check.

Picayune scored 3 runs in the top of the tenth and junior

Kasey Mitchell worked out of a jam in the bottom of the

inning allowing only a single run, to record the win. Mitchell

struck out four and allowed six hits as she went the distance

for Picayune.

Picayune 4 Bay High 0
Eighth grader Katie Hebert hurled a shutout striking out

12 batters, walked five, and allowed only two infield

singles in recording the shutout.

Picayune scored 2 runs in the second inning to draw first

blood. Senior Cassie Rabion led off with a sharp single

to right and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by

Katie Kent. Sarah Trexler walked. The runners moved

up a base on a passed ball and Tara Dunn grounded

out to first base scoring Rabion and moving Trexler to

third. Trexler scored on a wild pitch two pitches later

to make it 2-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, Kellye Bolar singled to right to

start the inning. Hebert, squared to bunt, then retracted her

bat and swung away slapping a single just inside the bag

at first base. Kasey Mitchell came on as the courtesy

runner for Hebert. Allison Bynum's groundout to the pitcher

moved the runners up one base. Rabion then hit a sharp

grounder that got past the second baseman to score Bolar.

Mitchell would later scored on a passed ball by the catcher

for Picayune's fourth run.

Picayune will host Pass Christian on Friday for a twinbill

that is scheduled to get underway at 5:00pm.